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Incorporate cultural practices while making a delicious meal

What You Need:


  • Pork butt, 3 lbs

  • Hawaiian (or sea) salt, 3-T

  • Water, ½ gal.

  • Ti leaves (rinse and remove core)

  • *½ tsp Liquid Smoke (optional)

What To Do:


  1. Have keiki help pour water into medium roasting pan.

  2. Rub Hawaiian (or sea) salt on pork.

  3. Help keiki wrap pork with ti leaves and place it in the roasting pan. Talk about the cultural practice of cooking Kalua Pig in an “Imu” (underground oven).

  4. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil.

  5.  Bake at 350 degrees for 2-3 hours, or until meat is soft.

  6. As it is cooking, show keiki how the traditional imu is built with pictures or videos such as https://vimeo.com/141860403

  7. Remove foil and ti leaves, debone and shred pork.

  8. Add liquid smoke and more Hawaiian salt to taste.


Adapted from: https://www.polynesia.com/recipes/main-dishes/kalua-puaa