Hello friends! This weekend was the my dinner party potluck. Again, the theme was a Luau!
It was very very hot out of course, but I was just praying the rain would hold off. I got some fun luau decorations and made 3 different “main course” dishes and one side. The girls brought some really delicious foods too.
To start off I’ll be sharing my Kalua Pig recipe. This is a luau staple! Kalua literally means “to cook in an underground oven”. Well, that’s just too much work for me, so we’ll be using the “oven” method.
Kalua Pig is basically a pulled-pork dish. It was extremely tasty, and surprisingly easy to make. Along with this I made a sweet potato side dish.
Oven Kalua Pig & Sweet Potatoes
3 lbs pork butt
3 tbsp sea salt
½ gallon water
1 head cabbage
Bar-B-Q- Smoke Liquid
Rinse pork butts in cold water, then place in a medium roasting pan. Rub salt on pork surfaces. Score the fat of the port butt into 1 inch squares and rub with Hawaiian or plain salt.
Sprinkle Bar-B-Q Smoke Liquid over all sides of the meat and into the fat. Add water and cover pork with cabbage leaves. Cover the whole roasting pan with foil, making sure there is nowhere for steam to escape. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 2½ to 3 hours. Remove foil and cabbage. Shred pork and serve.
Add sweet potatoes for the last 1 and 1/2 hours.