Saturday, August 22, 2015

Banana Leaf Roasted Pork


We made this dish last Christmas when we visited my husband's daughter. She provided the recipe and I helped her prepare it. What I like about this dish is you just have to put it in the oven and it will be ready after 5 hours. I really love baking! Also, you can make a lot of food with the leftovers. You can make burritos, tacos, pasta, pizza toppings and more! I made paksiw which is simmered in vinegar and soy sauce with garlic and bay leaf. Mmmmmm... Here's a recipe from Enjoy!


1 7-lb Boston Butt Pork Roast
1/4 cup Course Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
3 tbs Hickory or Mesquite liquid Smoke
3 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2 large Banana Leaves; For Wrapping

Original recipe makes 15 servings


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Take your pork roast and make small scores all over the top side (fat side down). Wash banana leaves and set aside. Take all wet and dry ingredients and mix in a small bowl, mix well until paste is formed. Take a layer of aluminum foil and lay two sideways, and two more lengthwise. Take one banana leaf and lay it sideways and one lengthwise. Place pork roast in the center, and rub with your seasoning paste. Wrap tightly, leaves first then foil. Another layer of foil is always good, this tends to leak in you pan so wrap well. Place in oven, bake on 400 for 4-5 hours until internal temperature reaches 210 degrees. Take out let rest covered for 30 minutes then open to cool and pull.

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