Kalua Pig

Total Time:
4 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
3 hr 45 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 to 5-pound pork butt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian salt
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 banana leaf (or substitute 4 or 5 whole unpeeled bananas)
  • 4 to 6 ti leaves (or substitute aluminum foil)
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 325 to 350 degrees F.

  • Trim any excess fat from the butt roast. Make several shallow long cuts along the roast or pierce liberally with a fork. (This allows the salt and liquid smoke to penetrate the meat.) Rub with salt and liquid smoke.

  • Wrap the roast with banana leaf or in the absence of same, place whole bananas on top of meat.

  • Cut the ribs from the ti leaves and wrap over the banana leaf. Substitute aluminum foil, if ti leaves are not available. (Ti leaves can often be obtained from a local florist). Tie securely with twine.

  • Roast for about 45 minutes per pound. When meat is done, remove ti leaves, banana leaf (or bananas) and shred pork.


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