Your Life A to Z Recipe: Monday, March 10th, 2014: Local Snapper Lau Lau

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Local Snapper Lau Lau

With Kula Spinach, Maui Onion Vinaigrette with Kamuela Tomatoes and Ogo
Yield 1 Portion
1 ea 7 oz Local Snapper Fillets
1 tablespoons Sauteed Kula Spinach
2 ea Ti Leaves

2 tablespoons Sliced Maui Onions
1 oz Champagne Vinegar
2 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice

2 tablespoons Finely sliced Maui Onions
2 tablespoons Sliced tomatoes
1 tablespoon Finely Sliced Green Onion
¼ teaspoon Baby Chervil
¼ teaspoon Tarragon
1 teaspoon Chopped Ogo
To Taste Hawaiian Sea Salt
To Taste Fresh Ground White Pepper

With a pairing knife, remove the ribs from the ti leaves.
Place one ti leaf on a plate. Place the other ti leaf across the like an X.
Place the sautéed Kula spinach in the center.
Season the snapper with Hawaiian sea salt and fresh ground white pepper.
Place the snapper on top of the spinach.
Lift all sides of the ti leaves and tie to enclose.
Steam for about six to seven minutes or until the snapper is cooked.

Place the Maui onions and champagne vinegar in a blender on high speed.
Lower the speed of the blender and drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil.
Season with lemon juice, sea salt and fresh ground white pepper.
Strain through a fine sieve.
Place the dressing in a bowl.
Add the finely sliced Maui onion, tomatoes, green onions, chopped ogo, baby chervil and tarragon.
Season with sea salt and fresh ground white pepper.

Cut open the lau lau with kitchen scissors and expose the fish.
Spoon the sauce on top of the fish.