Kalua Pork

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • 8 pounds pork butt
  • 4 tablespoons Hawaiian salt, divided
  • 4 tablespoons plus a few drops liquid smoke, divided
  • 8 to 12 large ti leaves, ribs removed
  • 2 cups boiling water
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

After scoring pork on all sides with 1/4-inch deep slits about 1-inch apart, rub with 3 tablespoons salt, then liquid smoke. Wrap the pork completely in ti leaves, tie with string, and wrap in foil. Place meat in a shallow roasting pan with 2 cups of water and roast for 4 hours. Dissolve 1 tablespoon Hawaiian salt in 2 cups boiling water and add a few drops of liquid smoke. Shred the cooked pork and let stand in this solution for a few minutes before serving.

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