Friday, June 29, 2007

Making a lovo - underground oven


from w
This is how we make a lovo in our backyard to cook pork, fish, taro, palusami. No banana leaves. Foil to wrap the food items. We use a crate so this makes it easy to lift everything out quickly once the lovo is opened up and the food is well cooked.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

brilliant!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

We are making a lovo again this weekend because a group of Fijians will visit Geelong for a multicultural church gathering, so Peceli will have to visit Footscray market to buy some dalo and pork. I like lovo food because the guys do the work!
w.

Anonymous said...

Do you get Fiji Dalo at Footscray? Is rourou available there too?

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, there is Fiji dalo at the Footscray market and also at some of the nearby shops. Selling for $5 to %7 a kilo. Yesterday Peceli also bought some kumala but that is common in our nearby supermarkets anyway.
Don't know about rourou. I haven't seen that for years. We tried to grow dalo in our garden but it didn't grow well - we did use the leaves though.
w.

sam said...

When ever there is a Lovo weekend Wendy, you can contact me. Havent tried Lovo for long.

Semi (unimelb)

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Sam, you are welcome to come down to Geelong tomorrow - the FIT students are in Melbourne and are coming down - meet first at Altona Meadows Uniting Church at 10 a.m. for church, have lunch there then get a ride down to Geelong. The Multicultural Service and lovo dinner goes until about 7.30 p.m.
w.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for your great tips, we will be making a lovo middle of june in sydney, we were thinging of making palusami in fiji and taking it over and just doing the rest of the usual things there, were can we get fresh dalo and coconut in sydney

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Bula sia,
Don't know whether you can take palusami through customs. I guess your friends in Sydney know where to buy dalo etc. We just used tinned coconut cream these days. Also you'll need permission from the local fire brigade if the lovo is in amongst other houses.
w.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried lamb in an underground pit? I have a friend that has done pork and beef but wants to try lamb. Thanks.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A leg of lamb, etc. if fine in a lovo and cooks very well.
To the other comment, please don't put advertising here on our blog.
W.