Since the weather has been so warm, it makes me want to kick off summer with some island food, local style. Great recipe to make for Memorial day weekend.
I don’t have enough room in my backyard for an “imu” oven, and I don’t have ti leaves or a whole pig! But I do have a super easy mock recipe for “Kalua Pig.” Everytime I make it, the peeps come eat um up! Onolicious!
(6 pound) pork butt roast (or shoulder)
1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt (can substitute kosher)
1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
Pierce pork all over with a carving fork or small sharp knife. Rub salt in, then pour liquid smoke over meat. Place roast (fat side up) in a slow cooker.
Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours (or until meat is fully cooked and falling apart), turning once during cooking time.
Remove meat from slow cooker and shred (remove extra fat), adding drippings as needed moisten.
Serve with steamed rice and mac salad.
* We buy our pork in bulk at Costco. Leftovers can be served with BBQ sauce on grilled rolls/hamburger buns with cole slaw for a pulled pork sandwich.