Squid Luau

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
1 hr 40 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds calamari (squid)
  • 3 pounds luau leaves* see note
  • 1 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Note: leaves of the taro plant
Directions
  • Clean calamari and slice in rings, then set aside.

  • Wash luau leaves, remove stems and thick veins. In a pot, boil 3 cups of water with the Hawaiian salt and baking soda. Add the leaves to the boiling water and reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered for 1 hour. Drain, and squeeze out liquid.

  • Saute onions and cleaned calamari in the butter until the onions are translucent. Add the coconut milk, cooked luau leaves, salt, and sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes.


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