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Wild Pig (Pork) in Tahitian Oven
Wine Enthusiast recommends pairing this dish with a full-bodied Riesling or a fruity, low-tannin Zinfandel.
dapted from The Artist's Palate
Number of Servings
5 pounds pork butt, cut in thirds
1-½ tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
2 to 3 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt
10 green cabbage leaves (or 10 banana leaves, if available)
3 cups chicken stock
1. Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
2. Rub the pork with the smoke flavor and sea salt.
3. Take an appropriate-size roasting pan and line the bottom with half of the cabbage leaves. Place the pork in it.
4. Add chicken stock, being careful not to pour it over the pork. Cover with remaining cabbage leaves.
5. Cover tightly and roast for approximately 2Â½ to 4 hours. Cook the pork until a meat thermometer inserted into it reads 165Â°F.
Note: When done, the pork should shred easily and be very moist.