We have a lot of love for kalua pork at my house. I make it often. It's delicious, easy to make and you only need 3 ingredients! I've included instructions to barbeque or oven roast. Here's what you do...
Take a 2 pound or so pork shoulder roast (also called a pork butt roast) and cut deep slits into it. Sprinkle with Hawaiian sea salt. Rub the salt into the pork. Flip the roast over and do the same to the other side. Place the roast in a heavy duty aluminum baking pan (if you're oven roasting you can use a glass or metal baking pan). Drizzle liquid smoke over the roast, using 1 teaspoon per pound of pork. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil., make sure it's sealed real good. My husband likes to barbeque, he places the roast to the side of medium coals. A 2 pound pork shoulder will take about two hours on the BBQ. If you want to oven roast, bake the pork at 350F for 3 hours. Once the pork is done, let it cool for a few minutes before lifting off the foil. Remove and save some of the liquid. The roast should easily shred with a fork. Taste the pork and decide if it needs some liquid added back in or additional liquid smoke.
Enjoy your kalua pork! Make a Hawaiian plate lunch with 2 scoops rice, 1 scoop mac salad and kalua pork. It's also great in tacos and on sandwiches. In the unlikely event you have left over kalua pork, it freezes very well.
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