Hawaiian Pulled Pork

This pulled pork main dish is even better the second day. Reheat the pork and juices in a slow cooker or in a roasting pan tightly covered with foil.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Roast: 3 hrs 30 mins to 4 hrs 450/375 degree F
  • Stand: 10 mins
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Hawaiian Pulled Pork
Ingredients
1
4 pound boneless pork butt or shoulder roast
5
10
thin slices of fresh ginger
1
tablespoons Hawaiian red sea salt or sea salt
1
pound kale, banana leaves, or 1 small head cabbage
 
Chile Pepper Water (see recipe below)
 
Speckled Rice (see recipe below)
 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Cut 20 slits on all sides of pork roast at 1-inch intervals with a sharp knife. Fill slits alternately with garlic halves and ginger slices. Rub salt evenly over pork. Wrap entire roast with kale. Tie with 100-percent-cotton string to secure leaves to pork.
  2. Place pork, fat-side up, in center of a large sheet of foil. Gather foil up and around roast so it is completely wrapped. Place wrapped pork on a rack in a large roasting pan. Place pan in oven. Pour about 1 inch of water in bottom of roasting pan. Roast for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 375 degree F. Roast for 3 to 3-1/2 hours more or until meat is fork tender. Watch carefully; add water to bottom of pan as needed to maintain water level (do not let boil dry).
  3. Remove pan from oven and let pork stand for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer wrapped roast to a large container with sides high enough to collect juices, reserving juices in pan. Unwrap roast; remove string and cooked leaves; discard. Using 2 forks, shred pork. Skim fat from pan juices; discard fat. Serve shredded pork with combined juices, Chile Pepper Water, Speckled Rice, and pineapple spears. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Speckled Rice
Ingredients
2
cups short grain rice
4
cups water
1/4
cup pineapple juice
1
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup sinpped fresh pineapple mint, mint or lemon basil
1/4
cup pineapple juice
1/4
teaspoon pepper
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, and salt to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in pineapple mint, mint or lemon basil, red sweet pepper, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, and pepper. Serve warm.
Chile Pepper Water
Ingredients
1
small red Thai chile pepper, chopped with seeds
1
whole Thai chile pepper
1
cup water
Directions
  1. In a small bowl stir together chopped pepper, whole pepper and water. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. Serve water in a glass vinegar shaker bottle.
Nutrition Facts (Hawaiian Pulled Pork)
    Per serving:
  • 528 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 151 mg chol.,
  • 1082 mg sodium,
  • 44 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 48 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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