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A bowl of palusami (corned beef, taro root and coconut)

Palusami (A corned beef, taro root leaves and coconut dish )

A wonderful use of canned corned beef, a surprisingly yummy dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Solomon Islands, Tuvalu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 108kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 12 oz (0.45 kg) can Corned beef
  • 1/2 bunch Taro leaves or spinach chopped
  • 1 small Yellow onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté your onions, stirring constantly until translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic to the onions and stir for another minute.
  • Turn the heat up to medium high and add the corned beef and soy sauce. Use a fork to shred the corned beef. Cook stirring occasionally until a bit browned but not burnt.
  • Add in the half of the coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  • Grease a casserole dish and put down half of the chopped spinach, spoon in the corned beef mixture and then add the rest of the chopped spinach on top. Pour over the remaining coconut milk, add a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover the casserole dish tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3985IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg