When it gets cold and rainy I always think back to my epic Maui vacation. My husband and I spent every waking moment swimming in the warm water and then hunting for unique eats. The food in Maui was marvelous. I found everything I wanted, from fresh fish, amazing sushi, delectable spicy garlic shrimp and plate lunches with Kalua Pork! Kalua pig is traditionally it’s made an imu (an underground oven/pit) and it’s smoked for long hours – even on the island, it’s pretty hard to find it made this way. You’ll typically find an oven roasted version served at restaurants or take outs – which is still delicious. So when I got back I was determined to craft the perfect Kalua Pork that could be made at home. Mission Accomplished – I’ve now converted my oven recipe for the Instant Pot to save hours of cooking time. That tender pork with a nice finish of alea salt. Lingering notes of garlic. This one is perfect. But on a classic Elvis Hawaiian Movie and bring a touch of the island wherever your home may be.
Alea Salt (purchase here) is the main seasoning for Kalua Pork
If you use your Instant Pot on the counter under your cabinets, this is an awesome accessory that diverts the steam downward and away from your cabinets (purchase here)