Sunday, February 15, 2009

Kalua Pig Recipe

This is a good weekend meal (long cooking time) and very similar to pulled pork.  Kalua Pig is a Hawaiian inspired dish.  The first thing you need to do is dust off the old crock pot.  Crock pots are a great way to basically set it and forget it. The best thing about crock pots is it's difficult to screw up a recipe!  

What you need is a pork butt. This particular recipe calls for a 6 lb. cut.  Do not settle for a pork shoulder, the pork butt is sufficiently "marbled" to keep the dish nice and moist.  Liquid smoke and hawaiian salt (substitute sea salt) are the two other ingredients.   A tablespoon of each will do.  Make sure to pierce the pork all over before rubbing it with the salt and liquid smoke.  Turn the crock pot on LOW for 16 - 20 hours.  Obviously you can do this right before you go to bed (it won't burn your house down).  Be sure to turn the meat halfway through so the other side can marinate in the juices.  During the last couple of hours shred the pork so it can all soak in the juices.  Thats it, you're done, this stuff melts in your mouth!  You can serve the shredded pork on a bun or mix into some brown rice.  You can even use the leftovers for tacos.  The shredded pork should look like the picture I took, above.

1 comment:

  1. oh god that looks good. soooo good. on a bun, with coleslaw!