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Unread 08-04-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default **Huli Huli & Kalua Pig Roast** Pron heavy!

I was stoked to get invited to hang out with Joe Abad and his family as they prepared four 125 lb. pigs for a charity event at the Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond, WA sponsored by the Tulalip Casino.

When I arrived the Imu had been dug, Alder splits had been burnt down and the volcanic rocks heated and and the pigs prepped and ready for the pit.





They filled the cavities with hot rocks.



Wrapped in chicken wire.



Then into the Imu





Normally Joe uses banana leaves, but his supplier dropped the ball, so they used cabbage instead. Its just insulation, I was told.



Covered with wet burlap bags, a poly tarp and then backfilled. This is where the magic happens.





I had to cruise into Seattle for a meeting, and got stuck on the Fremont drawbridge crossing the Ship Canal.



3 hours later, I made it back to see the other 2 pigs slowly turning on Joes homemade spits.









Off the spit and delivered to the kitchen staff!





Time to dig up some Pork!















The pigs were seasoned with Sea Salt and some Lemongrass and that was it.

Check out my bassackward slideshow here:
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Joe's got an assortment of smokers at home, WSM's, a backyard Gator Pit and kettles, and I'm hoping to get him to come out and cook some comps in the future. I thought I'd have to go to Hawaii to taste Huli Huli and Kalua Pig, but here it was in my own neighborhood!
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Unread 08-04-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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whoa!!! fantastic!
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Unread 08-04-2011, 03:12 AM   #3
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Really great photos showing how it was done! Thanks for taking the time!
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Very cool pics, thanks for sharing!
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Joe and his crew nailed it. Great job and nice to see an imu cook done right.
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Wow, that was awesome, great pics!
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Way cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome pr0n, thanks for sharing that! That kicks ass!
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It looks awesome!! How did it taste?
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Very cool! Haven't seen a Kalua pig in a long time. Did you forget the huli huli chicken?
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Very Cool!!!!
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I need a new keyboard now. i just drooled all over it. that looks good.
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Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting...

Ahhh, Kalua Pig, some of the best I have ever had was at a friends house in Kahalui, Maui...I miss Maui...Need to return...
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Dayum. Sure wish I could have been there. Thanks for the post and pron.
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Looks great! Brings back memories of my visit to Hawaii.
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