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Hawaiian Kalua Pork


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Hawaiian Kalua Pork
Recipe type: Main
Cook time: 
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Serves: 10

  • 5 lbs. pork butt
  • 3 Tablespoons Hawaiian salt (Kosher salt may be substituted)
  • 3Tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced (optional)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • Banana leaves (find in freezer section of Asian market)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make several shallow long slashes along the lines of the roast.
  3. Rub salt and liquid smoke liberally over roast. If you like, you can place pieces of garlic in the roast.
  4. Wrap roast in 2 layers of banana leaves.
  5. Then wrap the roast and banana leaves in aluminum foil. Seal tightly and tie with twine.
  6. Place pork in a roasting pan with the fat side up. Add the chicken stock.
  7. Cook pork for 350 degrees for one hour. Then turn oven down to 325 degrees for 3 hours.
  8. Remove the pork from the pan and allow to cool.
  9. Use two forks to shred the pork and serve.


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