Friday, August 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

For whatever reason, I don’t make pork that often.  When I do, I wonder why I don’t.  This recipe  for "Slow Cooker Kalua Pig" from certainly makes me wonder.  

First, I gathered my ingredients.  

Yummy Bacon and Pork!

I lined the crock pot with bacon.  I did not remove the skin from my roast.  I weighed the roast to determine the amount of salt needed.  I did add the garlic to the roast as suggested by the recipe.

The roast was nearly four pounds, so I used 4 x 3/4 teaspoons of salt.  You can do the math, if you want.  I rubbed the roast with salt and placed it in the crock pot on low for 16 hours.

Yes, 16 hours.

Once its done, this is what you get.  Keep in mind, you add no liquid to this recipe.  All the juice you see is from the pork.  Looks yummy.

As I had a taste tester for this recipe, I plated up some of the pork with salad. 

Ingredient Accessibility:  I actually ordered some of the salt that recommends which comes from Hawaii, but I’ve seen salts that would probably work at Whole Foods.  I’ll have to get some and test it out next time.  The pork roast, bacon and garlic were easy to find.

Clean up:  Minimal clean up assuming you’ve got a dishwasher ready to be filled with your crock and cutting board. 

The Paleo Review:  Thumbs up!  When I went home at my lunch hour to take this roast out of the crock pot, I took one of my favorite coworkers, Martha, with me for a taste test.  She stated that it was, “So simple and so scrumptious!”  What is great about this recipe, is that while the crock pot time is long, the actual preparation is minimal, and the flavor you get is truly awesome.