Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kalua Pork

I am in a book club and we try and match the food to the book we read. Like a theme thing. Sooo I picked the book Moloka'i and I loved it! I wanted to make Hawai'ian food. I even had my friend Linda come and do a beautiful Hula!
Traditional Kalua Pig is pork wrapped in banana leaves and roasted in an underground oven called an Imu, but this simpler version can be made in a Dutch oven, pressure cooker, or crock pot.

3 - 5 lb Pork Butt Roast, Cut into 5 pieces
3 T Olive Oil
1/4 C Soy Sauce
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
5 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
2 T Ginger, Chopped
2 t Liquid Smoke

Heat oil over medium high heat in Dutch oven or whatever pot you will be using. Add pork pieces and brown on all sides. While pork is browning, mix soy sauce, garlic, ginger and liquid smoke together. When pork is browned on all sides pour mixture over and place the lid on your pot. Bake at 325 for 3-4 hours or until pork pulls apart easily. Before you are ready to serve shred pork with a fork in baking pan and bring remaining liquid to a boil so it is absorbed into the meat.
For Pressure Cooker, cook on low for 1 hour.
For Crock Pot, cook on high for 5-6 hours.

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