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3 Palusami on a plate, with coconut cream on the bottom


A family feast favorite from Fiji that uses corned beef, onion, garlic, coconut cream, and Swiss chard.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Fiji, Samoa
Servings 3
Calories 753 kcal


  • 14 Swiss chard (14 leaves, probably 2 bunches)
  • 15 oz coconut cream (1 can)
  • 12 oz corned beef (1 can)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Put them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the corned beef to the mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Cut the stems off the Swiss chard. You only want the leaves. If you wash the leaves, pat them dry before the next step.
  • Lay down a sheet of aluminum foil. Put 2 Swiss chard leaves on it, one on top of the other.
  • Scoop about 3 tablespoons (or however much you can fit) into the center of the leaf. Drizzle coconut cream on top of the filling, as well as the leaf itself.
  • Fold the leaf like a present, keeping the opening on top. Drizzle some coconut cream in between the 2 leaves. Fold the second leaf closed as well.
  • Keep the palusami closed while folding the aluminum foil closed.
  • Repeat until you are out of leaves or filling, whichever comes first.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 F for 30 minutes. Open up and enjoy!



Calories: 753kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 26gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1865mgPotassium: 1700mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 13700IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 9mg
Keyword coconut cream, corned beef, fiji, palusami, samoa
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