I love Kalua Pig! It reminds me of Hawaii! But if you are craving Kalua Pig and can’t jet over to Hawaii, this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo Food For Humans is the next best thing. It’s salty, savory, and absolutely delicious. What’s even better is that you use your crockpot. It’s December people! Let’s get those crock pots going.
Slow Cooker Kalua Pig recipe
(adapted from Nom Nom Paleo)
5 lb. Pork shoulder or pork butt(bone in or boneless)
3 slices of bacon
1 TBSP liquid smoke(optional)
1 1/2 TBSP Alaea Hawaiian Red coarse sea salt or 1 TBSP Alaea Hawaiian Red Fine sea salt
3 – 5 cloves of garlic(optional)
1. Line the bottom of the crock pot with the 3 bacon slices.
2. Peel cloves of garlic and cut the garlic crosswise into small slices. Make a number of small slits all over the ends and top of the pork(big enough to fit a slice of garlic). Insert the garlic slices into the slits.
3. Rub the pork with the 1 TBSP liquid smoke.
4. Sprinkle 1 1/2 TBSP Alaea Hawaiian Red Coarse sea salt all over the pork.
5. Place pork on top of the bacon slices.
6. Cook on low heat for 16 hours. Don’t add any water.
7. After pork is cooked for 16 hours, remove the pork to a plate.
8. Using 2 forks shred pork. Check pork for taste and adjust by adding some of the cooking liquid. Don’t shred pork in the cooking liquid. It’s way too salty.
9. Now enjoy! Happy New Year!