Hawaiian Kalua Turkey
By Lynda Hayes LyndawithaY
Aloha! My husband got this recipe when he lived in Hawaii. It started with Kalua Pig and later was used on Turkey. It's cooked long and slow in a pit in the ground. Ed wanted to take and dig a hole in the lawn, but I wouldn't let him (LOL) so we cooked it in our oven. Moist and tender, unbeleivably succulent! Mahalo!
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Phyllis Lively PhyllisBaker - Jan 14, 2012
Aloha Lynda.......... Mahalo for the turkey version of Kalua Pig. I'll have to try it. I too lived in Hawaii and did the whole "pig in the ground" authentic Kalua Pig Recipe - used ti leaves and banana leaves to wrap the pig, wrapped in burlap, hot lava rocks etc etc etc. We had a neighborhood celebration in our yard. Someone even called the fire department when we got the fire roaring hot prior to burying the pig. That was the most tender, succulent pork I've ever eaten! ANYWAY.... I'm going to post a recipe for Crocked Kalua Pork which is much easier - but not as much fun - but us mainlanders have to improvise... right? Digging a hole in my Texas Hill Country yard would be next to impossible without a backhoe. Thanks for bringing back some cherished memories of Island living.
Lynda Hayes LyndawithaY - Jan 14, 2012
Mahalo Sisda! Yes, when we were in Hawaii this summer we did the whole camp out at the beach thing with some very good friends of ours and of course we cooked down there. It was awesome! Can't wait to go back this year and do it again, I love the warm family lifestyle there, it's tons of fun!
L D windella - Jan 26, 2012
Sounds delicious! I'm not big on pork,so great to see this turkey recipe.
Lynda Hayes LyndawithaY - Jan 26, 2012
LaWanda, I agree with you on the pork. We bought a
small size bottle of Liquid Smoke, so if you like it
real smoky buy a bigger bottle. If you don't want to
use leafs you don't have to. Its their custom doing
it with Ti leafs, they would bury it in the ground
and the leafs gave it moisture, if it was suppose to
give it flavor, I didnt taste the difference. Hope you enjoy making the recipe! Thanks for the comment!
Eve Anderson(AKA-POETGRL) mumm6 - Jan 29, 2012
LOOKS DELISH! THANKS!