Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Oven Kalua Pig

Oven Kalua Pig

The traditionally cooked Kalua Pig is done in pit with lava rocks. Kalua Pig is the cornerstone of many Hawaiian celebrations. This recipe will allow you to create this delicacy without digging up the yard and trying to find the ti leaves, whole pig and all the work involved in making a pit. The hawaiians would also sometimes put fish and other meats in the pit. You can use this recipe to make Kalua beef and other meats.

1 medium large pork butt (around 8 lbs.)
¼ Cup Hawaii salt or Kosher Salt
2 Cups water
1-Tablespoon Liquid Smoke

Cut a few half-inch incisions into the pork. Place pork butt in large roasting pan. Rub in salt and liquid smoke. Pour water into pan. Roast in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for over 8 hours.

Kalua pork is usually shredded and may be served with poi or rice.

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