Kalua Pork Roll with Pineapple Truffle Sauce

Chef Alvanette Kauwalu
Meet the Chef!
Chef Alvanette Kauwalu
This island girl, hula dancer, chef & entrepreneur has been entertaining ohana and friends with her island style culinary talents since she was nine. Her passion for food continued to grow as she worked for the family catering company and later completed culinary schooling in Japan. Chef Alva recently opened the first Hawaiian restaurant in Lakeside, CA, Hawaii’s Island Eatery.
Recipe Details

Arugula Salad Mix

1/2 Maui (or Vidalia) Onion, thinly sliced or chopped (if desired)


1 1/2 pound Pork Butt

1 Banana Leaf to completely wrap pork

3 Tbsp Liquid Smoke

1 Tbsp Hawaiian Salt


2 cups Pineapple, medium diced

1 tablespoon Yellow Curry Powder

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/4 cup White Truffle Oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 - 6 pack KING'S HAWAIIAN Hot Dog Buns

Step 1
How to make the Kalua Pork (Hawaiian Style Pulled Pork)
Step 2
Lomi (massage) salt all over pork, wrap salted pork with banana leaf, cook for 3.5 to 4 hr. @ 300F in a pan, allow cooked pork to cool and then shred. Pour liquid smoke evenly throughout shredded pork and mix as needed.
Step 3
How to make the PINEAPPLE SAUCE
Step 4
In a blender, add all ingredients and pulse until mixture is smooth & creamy, about 10-15 seconds.
Step 5
Assemble Kalua Pork Rolls
Step 6
Brush outsides of buns lightly with olive oil or butter then toast lightly in a pan.
Step 7
Fill the toasted buns with Kalua pork, then drizzle with pineapple sauce. Top with arugula, Maui onions (optional). Kaukau time!

Chef Alvanette Kauwalu says:

TIP: For awesome presentation, edible flowers are nice.

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