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Hawaiian Recipes ~ Kalua Pig


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Ingredients :

  • 6 - 8 lb pork butt
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2½ tbsp Hawaiian or kosher salt
  • ti leaves (see cooks note )

Preparation & Cooking Instructions :

  1. Although this dish is generally cooked in an imu (an underground oven), this recipe has been adapted for the oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 500F.
  3. Make light incisions in the roast. Rub with 1-½ tbsp salt and liquid smoke. Wrap roast in ti leaves and then securely in foil, seal completely.
  4. Place in a shallow roasting pan and bake at 500F for 30 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 400F and bake for a further 4½ hours.
  6. After baking, shred pork and sprinkle with remaining salt. Discard used ti leaves
  7. Serve mounded on a platter covered with a thin layer of ti leaves or fresh spinach.
  8. Cooks note : Ti leaves may be available from a local florist, but if not, they can be replaced with banana leaves or fresh spinach leaves.

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