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Squid Luau Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau


Squid Luau, is a Hawaiian dish made of squid and luau leaves cooked in coconut leaves until tender.

This recipe is courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. Squid Luau is served at their Ali'i Luau.

For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Luau Center Ali'i Luau visit their website.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs luau
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 lb cooked squid


Wash luau thoroughly. Remove stems and fibrous parts of veins. Place wash leaves in large saucepan and add water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for one hour, stirring frequently. Cut 1-1/2 lb. cooked squid or octopus into thin crosswise slices. Drain luau thoroughly then stir in coconut milk, salt and chicken or squid. Heat but do not boil.

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