Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thanksgiving Island Style

OVEN KALUA TURKEY


images from: maona.net






1 twelve pound turkey
16 large ti leaves
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
3 tablespoons Hawaiian salt
2 teaspoons liquid smoke



Rinse and drain turkey. Line a large baking pan with foil. Wash ti leaves in a sink of cold water with a few drops of dish soap then rinse. Remove fibrous part of the veins. Line baking pan with ti leaves radiating from center. Place two additional ti leaves across the middle of the pan. Place turkey on the ti leaves. Rub butter, salt, then liquid smoke on inside and outside of turkey. Place 4-6 ti leaves over the turkey. Fold leaves around the turkey.Crimp foil around turkey and cover pan tightly with additional foil. Roast in oven at 375 degrees F for 6 hours. Shred turkey and add in pan liquid to moisten meat.

Serve with rice and a table full of trimmings.


Makes 8-10 servings.

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