I’m skipping a generic”my name is” blah blah “I’m blogging because” … No one cares. Until this blog has traffic, no one wants to hear about me. And that’s perfectly fine, as I’d rather discuss the divine smelling Hawaiian pulled pork shoulder that is currently roasting in my oven.

I’ve chosen the most delicious smelling spot in the kitchen (the floor next to the oven) to inspire this post!

Incredible 4 Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Purpose Filled Wandering

Ingredients:

  • 2 Banana Leaves
  • 4-7 lb. Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1/4 cup Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 cup Hawaiian Sea Salt

Notes:

  • If frozen, thaw pork shoulder for several hours at room temperature
  • Don’t be intimidated by the banana leaves! They can be frozen before or after use for this recipe. As you can see in the picture below, they are unnecessarily long for our cooking needs. Cut the leaves in half with kitchen scissors.

Banana Leaves for Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Purpose Filled Wandering

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 500°F
  • Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving long ends to wrap over meat
  • Lay two banana leaf halves lengthwise over the aluminum foil
  • Lay two more banana leaf halves widthwise over the other leaves
  • Use a fork to stab the pork a few times on each side. This will help the flavors to saturate the meat and make it fall apart!
  • Apply half of the liquid smoke to the fat side of the shoulder
  • Flip the meat and apply the other half of the liquid smoke, then rub in half of the Hawaiian sea salt
  • Lay fat-side-up on top of the banana leaves
  • Rub in the remaining Hawaiian sea salt

Super Easy 4 Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Purpose Filled Wandering

  • Wrap the widthwise banana leaves over the meat, followed by the lengthwise
  • Wrap the foil around the meat snugly, making sure all of the ends are tucked in to save juices
  • Bake at 500°F for 30 minutes
  • Lower temperature to 350°F, and continue to cook for minimum 3.5 hours.

4 Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Purpose Filled Wandering

  • Remove from oven and carefully open up foil to reveal leaves
  • Allow to sit and cool for a few minutes before handling further
  • Peel back banana leaves and breathe in the divine aroma! (without burning your face)

4 Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Purpose Filled Wandering

  • Pork will fall apart easily with a fork
  • Serve immediately with rice, fresh cut pineapple, and Hawaiian sweet rolls

 

Printable:

Momma's Recipe: 4-Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  1. 2 Banana Leaves
  2. 4-7 lb. Pork Shoulder Roast
  3. 1/4 cup Liquid Smoke
  4. 1/4 cup Hawaiian Sea Salt
  • Preheat oven to 500°F
  • Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving long ends to wrap over meat
  • Lay two banana leaf halves lengthwise over the aluminum foil
  • Use a fork to stab the pork a few times on each side
  • Apply half of the liquid smoke to the fat side of the shoulder
  • Flip the meat and apply the other half of the liquid smoke, then rub in half of the Hawaiian sea salt
  • Lay fat-side-up on top of the banana leaves
  • Rub in the remaining Hawaiian sea salt
  • Lay two more banana leaf halves widthwise over the other leaves
  • Wrap the inner banana leaves over the meat, followed by the outer
  • Wrap the foil around the meat snugly, making sure all of the ends are tucked in to save juices
  • Bake at 500°F for 30 minutes
  • Lower temperature to 350°F, and continue to cook for minimum 3.5 hours.
  • Remove from oven and carefully open up foil to reveal leaves
  • Allow to sit and cool for a few minutes before handling further
  • Peel back banana leaves and breathe in the divine aroma! (without burning your face)
  • Pork will fall apart easily with a fork
  • Serve immediately with rice, fresh cut pineapple, and Hawaiian sweet rolls

Need a Recipe for your Leftovers? Try my 10 Minute BBQ Pork Quesadillas!

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  1. Where would be a good place for me to get banana leaves?

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