Iberico Pork Lau Lau

Iberico Pork “Lau-Lau”

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Iberico Pork Top Loin “Lau-Lau”

Makes 4 Servings
wine WINE PAIRING
Gewurztraminer

Intensely savory, Lau Lau is traditional Hawaiian dish of pork wrapped in taro leaves & slow steamed to cook it and suffuse it with the leaves’ flavor & aroma.  Unfortunately taro leaves can be hard to find in many parts of the US, so we’ve approximated them here with a mix of collard greens & mustard greens.

INGREDIENTS
  • Recommended Side:
  • Steamed Rice or Poi

DIRECTIONS

  • Some New Task of the Recipe:
1

Cut the top loin into ½” cubes. Put it in a bowl & sprinkle it with the flake salt.  Massage the salt into the pork with your fingers.
2

Lay out a layer of collard greens into a sheet shape. Put 3-4 cubes of the salted pork in the middle.
3

Top the pork with some of the mustard greens, then more of the collard greens.
4

Use a burrito-style roll to tightly roll all the leaves around the pork.
5

Roll the leaf bundle tightly in a sheet of parchment paper.
6

Roll the parchment bundle tightly in a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil, then again in another sheet of foil. You should be left with a bundle roughly the size of a large russet potato.
7

Repeat steps 2-6 with the remaining pork & leaves.
8

Steam the bundles in a basket over a large pot of water until cooked through & tender – somewhere between 2 & 3 hours.
9

Unwrap the bundles & serve the pork & greens with your choice of starch side (poi or steamed rice would be traditional).

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