Oven Roasted Kalua Pig
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This recipe comes from a recipe book called "Kona on My Plate". It serves well with a salad called DaKine Macaroni Salad (also from "Kona on My Plate").
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 30mins
- 4 -5 lbs pork loin roast
- 1 tablespoon hawaiian sea salt or 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup shoyu or 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons powdered ginger
- 2 teaspoons garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 3 ti leaves, washed and trimmed (available at some local ethnic markets)
- In a small bowl, mix salt, Worcestershire sauce, shoyu, ginger, garlic and liquid smoke.
- Place pork roast on ti leaves.
- Rub pork roast with marinade and let stand 1 hour.
- Fold ti leaves over to enclose pork, then wrap in aluminum foil.
- Place in roasting pan and bake in a preheated 325F oven for four to five hours until done.
- Unwrap, shred and serve.
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Reading everyone else's recipe, I must have done something wrong, but I can't imagine what. The only thing I did differently was use banana leaves instead of ti leaves. Just couldn't find them. Anyway, this made my house smell Terrible. The meat had the same smell only milder. Maybe bad ingredients? Sadly, it was so awful, my family has begged me not to try this one again. Found another that came out wonderful.Reply
I have made this recipe many many times. The only changes I make is 1) i use a crockpot and cook on high for 1 hour and the turn down to low for about 12 hrs or overnight and 2) I add some water (about 1/2 cup but I monitor it and add more as necessary) to the mix...it keeps the meat moist during the long cook time. It ALWAYS comes out awesome. When I wake in the am, I touch it with the tongs and it literally falls apart.Reply
Great recipe. Followed recipe except I did what loves_flavor did and used an oven roasting bag. Scored pork. Rubbed with other ingredients that I combined in the bag (no bowl to clean) and sealed it. Let marinate for an hour and popped in oven in cast iron skillet. Used shredded pork to make Kalua Pork Nachos. Corn chips, pork, shredded cheddar and jack cheeses, in micro to melt cheese, top with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole (recipe #34233). Raves from all guests at New Years Eve gathering.Reply
I make this pork every year for my annual luau party. I use pork shoulder from Smart & Final - they come 2 to a package. I marinate the pork the night before in the sauce. Then I cook them together in the oven for 8 hours at 275 degrees. It just comes apart so easy at the end. Be sure to wrap the pork completely in foil. After the pork is shredded we pour the sauce in the pan on top of the pork to keep it moist. Delicious every time I make it!Reply
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