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Kalua Pork and Cabbage

Kalua Pork and Cabbage

A visit to Hawaii is not complete unless you have a meal of Kalua Pork.

Kalua literally means to cook in an underground oven.

The Hawaiians loved cooking in the ground … they would build a fire using kiawe (mesquite) wood in a dirt pit called an imu.  This pit was usually about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep.  The pit would be lined with rocks and vegetation, then the meat would be salted and placed on that, then more rocks and vegetation and then covered with wet burlap and then sand/soil.  Then you left it alone and […]