Maui Food and Dining

Hawaiian Pork Done Right

December 9, 2010, 9:44 AM HST
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Pork is a staple of any Hawaiian meal, so it comes as no surprise that there are a number of ways to prepare pork. These Hawaiian pork recipes are delicious and quite easy to prepare!

Hawaiian Pork Hash


  • One-half pound each pork and shrimp (shrimp is peeled and minced to a paste)
  • One egg white
  • Two tablespoons chopped green onion
  • One teaspoon minced garlic
  • Two tablespoons cornstarch
  • Two teaspoons soy sauce
  • Two tablespoons water chestnuts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • One teaspoon oyster sauce
  • One teaspoon white sugar
  • One package (14 ounces) round dumpling skins

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Drop about one tablespoon of filling into each dumpling wrapper, and join all sides at the top. Place the filled dumplings into a steamer and put the steamer basket over a pain of boiling water. Steam dumplings for 30 minutes.

Kalua Slow Cooker Pork



  • Pork butt roast (at least six pounds)
  • One and half teaspoons Hawaiian sea salt
  • One  tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring

Pierce the pork all over and then rub both the salt and liquid smoke into the meat. Put the roast into a slow cooker and cook on low for 16 to 20 hours. Shred the meat before serving.

Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Pork

Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients

  • One half cup packed brown sugar
  • One half cup cider vinegar
  • One half cup ketchup
  • One half cup cornstarch
  • One quarter cup unsweetened pineapple juice (juice a fresh pineapple for the ultimate in flavor!)
  • Two tablespoons soy sauce

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Two pounds boneless shoulder or tenderloin pork, cut into small cubes
  • One half cup cornstarch
  • Six tablespoons oil
  • One egg, beaten
  • Two green or red peppers, cut into small pieces
  • One onion, cut into slices
  • One package snow peas or sugar snap peas

Begin by combining all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce and set aside. Next, dip the pork pieces into the beaten egg and roll the coated pork in cornstarch, shaking off the excess. Add two tablespoons oil to a hot skillet or wok and add the coated pork. Cook five to seven minutes or until evenly cooked and browned. Remove pork and add peppers and onions, frying until tender crisp. Add the peas and then stir in the sweet and sour sauce. Combine all ingredients until the sauce thickens and the pork is heated through.

Classic Hawaiian Pork

  • Medium-sized pork loin, rolled and tied
  • Six whole cloves
  • One half teaspoon each nutmeg, paprika
  • One quarter cup ketchup
  • Two tablespoons each orange juice, honey, soy sauce and lemon juice

Broil roast for about 20 minutes or until it is brown. Push the cloves into the pork and place the roast in a slow cooker. Sprinkle the nutmeg and paprika over it and then, with the remaining ingredients, mix them together and pour over the roast. Cover and cook four to six hours on high or 10 to 12 hours on low. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and thicken the juices with about one to two tablespoons of cornstarch and water until they have thickened.  Pour the sauce over the pork before serving.

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