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Old 03-20-2019, 01:23 PM   #31
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GG, for the Kalua Pig, if it were going in the Imu (underground oven) the Pork would be wrapped in Ti Leaves (you only use the green Ti leaves, never any other color) and then topped with Banana Leaves (**note to self-buy more Banana Leaves!!). In my blog post I have photos as to how I prepare the pork, the Banana Leaves I buy frozen at the Asian Market.
Here, I can only get the Banana Leaves, so I use only that and tin foil to wrap it all up in.

The type of wood that is used in Hawaii is called Kiawe, it's very similar to Mesquite, which is abundant here in the middle of the desert, so I use that in my smoker box on the gas grill.
But to be honest, I've not done the Kalua Pig on the grill, just the Huli Chicken.


If I were going to make the Kalua Pork in a smoker, I would still follow the Oven-Style of prep and use Mesquite chunks... this sounds amazing btw, when's dinner???

I ordered Kiawe Liquid Smoke online for Kalua Pig...It's the best thing I ever did for one of our favorite dishes.
https://www.forjshawaii.com/product-p/ls-smoke.htm
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:20 PM   #32
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I ordered Kiawe Liquid Smoke online for Kalua Pig...It's the best thing I ever did for one of our favorite dishes.
https://www.forjshawaii.com/product-p/ls-smoke.htm
Kayelle, I remember we talked about this before, and for some
stupid reason, I never looked for it, BUT ...

https://shop.foodland.com/shop?produ...05684689847934

... and I'll pick up a few bottles when we go home!!!

Oh and K-L, does the Kiawe vs Mesquite make that much
of a difference in taste of the final product?
I may have to do a side by side comparison

And just one more thing :
CG,
I am so sorry for high-jacking this thread from under you sorry
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #33
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Oh and K-L, does the Kiawe vs Mesquite make that much
of a difference in taste of the final product?
I may have to do a side by side comparison

The short answer is I think it makes a big difference Kgirl. Mesquite has an odd bitterness to it I think, where this Kiawe doesn't. I can't stand most of the liquid smokes on the market, hickory being the worst of them imo.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:41 PM   #34
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I ordered Kiawe Liquid Smoke online for Kalua Pig...It's the best thing I ever did for one of our favorite dishes.
https://www.forjshawaii.com/product-p/ls-smoke.htm
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Kayelle, I remember we talked about this before, and for some
stupid reason, I never looked for it, BUT ...

https://shop.foodland.com/shop?produ...05684689847934

... and I'll pick up a few bottles when we go home!!!

Oh and K-L, does the Kiawe vs Mesquite make that much
of a difference in taste of the final product?
I may have to do a side by side comparison

And just one more thing :
CG,
I am so sorry for high-jacking this thread from under you sorry
I use Stubb's brand liquid smoke. I use the Hickory and the Mesquite. Would the Mesquite smoke work? I also use mesquite and hickory smoke chips.

https://www.stubbsbbq.com/product/me...-liquid-smoke/

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PSST ShopRite sells the 5 oz. bottle of Mesquite or Hickory liquid smoke for $2.49.
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Thanks for the additional info, K'girl
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...And just one more thing :
CG,
I am so sorry for high-jacking this thread from under you sorry
Hijack? What hijack? We're still talking food, right? It's not like we veered off onto landscaping or wallpaper hanging - yet.
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Hijack? What hijack? We're still talking food, right? It's not like we veered off onto landscaping or wallpaper hanging - yet.
And we're still talking about Monday's dinner!
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I use Stubb's brand liquid smoke. I use the Hickory and the Mesquite. Would the Mesquite smoke work? I also use mesquite and hickory smoke chips.

https://www.stubbsbbq.com/product/me...-liquid-smoke/

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PSST ShopRite sells the 5 oz. bottle of Mesquite or Hickory liquid smoke for $2.49.
I didn't that Stubb's made a liquid smoke!

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Hijack? What hijack? We're still talking food, right? It's not like we veered off onto landscaping or wallpaper hanging - yet.


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And we're still talking about Monday's dinner!
and it's Wednesday already
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I didn't that Stubb's made a liquid smoke!







and it's Wednesday already
Will that work?
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Will that work?

Yes, it will work fine MsM. I used Mesquite liquid before I found the Kiawe liquid smoke. Don't use the hickory.
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