With the 4th coming around i volunteered myself to make some faux kalua pork for a get together with Joy’s friends. Since i don’t have an imu i had to go with the crockpot method. The recipe from Pinapple & Coconut seemed pretty simple with just a couple ingredients (none that i had) and thankfully my dad has a banana tree in the backyard. I cooked the sucker over night and it turned out pretty good.


I went with tacos since it needs less utensils, and of course needed some roasted salsa and mango pico de gallo.


Put all together it was delicious.


The past week i’ve been making batches of salsa because we had some tomatoes that were getting soft and wanted to give it a shot.

Roasted Salsa

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

Preheat oven to 400°

Cut tomatoes in half, and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt. Cut top off head of garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Slice onions into chunks. Place all on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until well blended, and season to taste.

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