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Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Kalua Pig From Kauai’s Old Plantation Days

Week 37 – Kalua Pig!

Hawaiian style Kalua pig at outdoor luau

Kalua Pig Recipe

(A luau favorite; Here is a way to duplicate without cooking a whole pig)

  • 2 lbs. lean pork butt
  • Hawaiian salt
  • Liquid smoke

Directions

Cut pork butt into chunks about 6 inches by 3 inches. Salt liberally. Douse with liquid smoke. Cook in slow cooker for at least 8 hours at low temperature. While in the cooker, shred in the cooked out oil and then drain. (If you shred outside of its natural oil, it will be too dry).

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods during the early plantation days. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites.

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Judy Shiroma

May 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing so many great recipes Lucy!

Lucy Adams, RS

June 12, 2012

I’m glad that you are watching them–and I am sure that you will find a few that will be your “keepers”. Enjoy

Judy Shiroma

May 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing so many great recipes Lucy!

Lucy Adams, RS

June 12, 2012

I’m glad that you are watching them–and I am sure that you will find a few that will be your “keepers”. Enjoy

Shaylyn Kimura

May 26, 2012

As we all know, Kalua Pua’a (pig) is a staple at island lu’au(feasts). Cooked in an imu (underground pit), Kalua Pua’a is moist, smoky and just plain delectable. As a lifelong Kaua’i native, I must say that using a slow cooker and liquid smoke is THE best way to replicate the cooking process in the imu. Try this recipe and you’ll be transported back to your first lu’au experience!

Lucy Adams, RS

May 27, 2012

Thanks, it appears that you are one of the fortunate few that have had the “real thing”.

Shaylyn Kimura

May 26, 2012

As we all know, Kalua Pua’a (pig) is a staple at island lu’au(feasts). Cooked in an imu (underground pit), Kalua Pua’a is moist, smoky and just plain delectable. As a lifelong Kaua’i native, I must say that using a slow cooker and liquid smoke is THE best way to replicate the cooking process in the imu. Try this recipe and you’ll be transported back to your first lu’au experience!

Lucy Adams, RS

May 27, 2012

Thanks, it appears that you are one of the fortunate few that have had the “real thing”.

Carol Andrews

May 26, 2012

You really need to have a dinner arty so we can all experience your wonderful recipes!

Lucy Adams, RS

June 12, 2012

Maybe at the next HL gathering, we can all try some of these old recipes. Thanks for all your nice comments.

Carol Andrews

May 26, 2012

You really need to have a dinner arty so we can all experience your wonderful recipes!

Lucy Adams, RS

June 12, 2012

Maybe at the next HL gathering, we can all try some of these old recipes. Thanks for all your nice comments.

Lucy Adams, RS

July 13, 2012

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Lucy Adams, RS

July 13, 2012

Have you heard that there is a developer looking at the Coco Palms Resort property. Wouldn’t it be great if that property is rebuilt!

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