Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kalua Pork

When I lived in Hawaii, I loved the Kalua Pork they served at all the luau's we went to. I learned how to make it while I was living there, and this is truly, one of my favorite recipes, ever. It's so simple to make and everyone loves it. It feeds my large family for 2 nights and lunches in between ! When I serve this for company, it's almost embarrassing how many compliments I get !

You can serve this so many ways. On a plate, with Carolina BBQ sauce to dip in, or on a bun, or my personal favorite, served in corn tortillas that I grill on my stove top !

Here's what you need:

1 5-6 lb. Boston Butt Pork Roast * (I got this on sale for 6.99)
2 TBS. Hawaiian Sea Salt (or Kosher Salt)
2 TBS. Liquid Smoke
1 1/2 C. water

Rub the pork roast with salt.
Place in deep roasting pan.

Mix the water and liquid smoke, and pour in the roasting pan.

Seal pan tightly with foil.

Bake at 350 for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Test the pork - it will shred easily and pull away from the bone.
Let the meat cool down for 1/2 hour at room temp.
Take the meat out of the liquid (reserve the liquid!) and shred with 2 forks.
Remove any visable fat.
Pour enough of the reserved liquid back in the meat to moisten.
This pork can be cooked a day ahead and reheated in a low oven.

Serve with Carolina BBQ Sauce

1 C. apple cider vinegar

1 C. ketchup

2 TBS. brown sugar (packed)

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper

Stir all ing. in bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

{Participating in Tasty Tuesday, & Foodie Friday !}


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks totally delicious!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oooooooh! I've got to make this as soon as I can get the pork. I've got everything else in the pantry. I bet the meat freezes well, too. Can you say BBQ sandwiches on a whim???

Thanks so much! Becky

Kerrie said...

Hey! I did grab your button for my blog and the recipe sounds delicious! Thanks, Kerrie

Teresa said...

Okay Queen B...that Kalua Pork looks scrumptious!
Yes...Pike Place Market is a dream. I must admit it can be a bit much to choose from. Bainbridge Island has a Farmer's Market that is easier to shop...quaint and intimate. Next time there's a "girls weekend" in must pop over to Seattle...spend the night in the Inn at the Market (right by Pikes Market). Let me ask you a question...if your comment on my blog reaches me by email...can I hit 'reply' and pop a response back to you? The email address when I do says... no-reply Blogging is new to me...still trying to figure it all! Happy Day! XXOOX

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

This is my favorite recipe for pork. I have been making this exact recipe for a few years, and honestly, no recipe is better! Now, I MUST try your bbq sauce recipe!

(I do the pulled pork in the slow cooker, 6-12 hours, the longer the better...!)

Can't wait - love your recipes! xo

Queen B. said...

Natashya- It IS delicious ! You have to try it !!

Life at Camellia Cottage- Let me know if you make it and how you like it !

Kerrie- Thanks for grabbing my button !

Teresa- gosh, I'm not sure about the reply comment thing...I"ll have to check that out....

Queen B. said...

Tracy- Thanks for the slow cooker tip !!!!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Yum. Now, I'm hungry again and I already had lunch.

koralee said...

WHAT A LOVELY Blog you have!!!! This Kalua pork looks amazing...I have never ever made it. I think this is something I am going to try...thanks a million!

Velva said...

I am getting ready to make pulled pork for our mountain trip. perhaps, Kalua Pork is a better idea.

LuLu & Co. said...

I'm coming over for dinner... i'll bring the wine,

Beach Vintage said...

Anything wrapped in tortillas I adore.

Karine said...

This is the first time I hear about Kalua Pork and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Queen B!

My darling hubbs grew up in Kailua, Oahu and has made Kalua Pork lots of times....He also makes the best Azeka ribs ever....Have you tried those too? of my very favorite dishes

I'm going to get him on the Kalua pork this weekend! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


NM said...

We are going to Hawaii for a holiday in have really whet my appetite now! Happy weekend, NM.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my IS such a small world...we actually live in the NW and run across folks from Hawaii allll the time. In fact, my hubb's best friend from childhood lives here too. I find it so surprising that people who have lived in a warm climate would move here! All of his family is still there....well, now spread out on The Big Island, Maui and Oahu....He's been here for about 17 years now...(and knows the NW better than I do!)

Where did you live?


Mary said...

This is hard to beat on so many levels. I love kalua pork and your recipe looks so easy to do. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

ButterYum said...

Sounds soooo good. Why do they call it Kalua Pork?


The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from Natashya's. This looks wonderful!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Looks wonderful! And your little "BeBe Darling" is just as cute as can be!!! Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous Foodie Friday!

Jen said...

This sounds wonderful. I will be making this very soon. It will remind me and my husband of our honeymoon in Maui.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My husband would love this. I make pulled pork, but yours is slightly different and sounds wonderful. Thank you!


Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM,...what an aprt & tasy dish this is!!

Just lovely!!!

Jessi said...

I made this over the weekend for dinner one night. My hubby and I went on our honeymoon to Hawaii this past July and boy was it super yummy! Just like you get over in Hawaii!!! My hubby had 4 helpings of this, my friend also loved it and wanted the rest of the leftovers to take home with her!!! This is a keeper!


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