I was looking for ways to use up more of the banana leaves I bought.
Kalua Pork is a Hawaiian dish made by building an imu, which is an underground oven. A pit is dug and wood and stones are heated. Once the stones are ready, vegetation is piled on top, followed by food, a covering, and it is finally buried in dirt!
Since I didn't have that awesome set up, I attempted an at-home take. I boiled the banana leaves and wrapped the pork, marinated with only smoked salt, inside. Then set it on low in the slow cooler for 8 hours. The result is a very tender pulled pork!
I hope to try the authentic version one day to give it the reverence it deserves. We enjoyed the pork alongside pan grilled sweet potato, zucchini, and salad with homemade ginger carrot dressing.