Whenever I go to Hawaii, the first thing that I want to eat is the Kalua Pig/pork. I love it so much. Traditionally, a whole pig is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked slowly in a pit that is dug in the ground. It’s so good and has such a smoky flavor. I love shredded pork and I just do my version, which is in the crock pot. Yep, it’s delicious and so moist.
I love this shredded pork. This is perfect for some lettuce wraps, which is really good. But I love it on top of some hot rice. It’s delicious, especially when you spoon some of the juices on top and the rice absorbs that juice. M-mmmmm.
This is an easy dish and you won’t be disappointed. I usually use a pork roast for this….like a pork shoulder or pork butt. Oh, and it should be a little on the fatty side. I have also used the boneless country short ribs. They are thick and a little fatty. Either works great, but using a roast will obviously take a little longer.
You’re going to love this. I just know it!!
Asian Shredded Pork
4 pound Pork shoulder roast or country pork ribs
2 cloves of fresh garlic, halved
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
1 Tblsp liquid smoke (optional….it’s just as good without)
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup water
Place the pork in a crock pot. Throw in the garlic, ginger, liquid smoke and soy sauce. Add the water. Sprinkle in the black pepper. Cook on low for about 6 hours, or high for about 4-5 hours. Be sure to test it after about 3 hours to make sure its not already cooked. Using a fork, you should be able to shred it easily. Remember, if you are using the country pork ribs, the cooking time will be less.
Serve over some hot cooked rice. Oh, and a fried egg on the side is good too! YUM!!!
Hi Betty, I am just now getting used to using a crock pot but i will definitely have to try this both ways, with rice and lettuce wrap. I’m sure it will be great either way!!
Hi Gary, youll start using your crock pot a lot! have fun!!!!
I think it sounds awesome and I would love to see it cooked the old way…I love real traditional cooking 🙂
Hi Carol!! yes, it is quite the experience. They put the whole pig in the dirt pit. It’s kinda weird, but so cool. It smells wonderful and is absolutely delicious. I hope all is well with you!
Yes I am fine thank you. I am sure it is delicious we had something like that when we went to Tunisisa and went to a Bedouin camp in the desert they cooked by putting food in an underground pit it was awesome food 🙂