Preparing a pork roast with bananas, liquid smoke and soy sauce produces a wonderfully tender meat with flavor that recalls the specialty I so enjoyed at Hawaiian luaus. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
- 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 4 teaspoons liquid smoke
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 unpeeled ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup water
- Place the roast on a 22x18-in. piece of heavy-duty foil; sprinkle with liquid smoke and soy sauce. Wash bananas and place at the base of each side of roast. Pull sides of foil up round meat; add water. Seal foil tightly; wrap again with another large piece of foil. Place in a shallow baking pan; refrigerate overnight, turning several times.
Place foil-wrapped meat in a roasting pan. Bake at 400° for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 325°; continue baking for 3-1/2 hours. Drain; discard bananas and liquid. Shred meat with a fork.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat with some of the juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Pork Roast in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p37
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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