I love Hawaii pork – this is super easy, hands off version you can make without the pit. I opted for a pork loin roast to cut down on the fat and used a smoked salt.
3 slices bacon
2 lb pork loin
5 garlic cloves, sliced into 3 pieces each
1½ tsp coarse sea salt
Line the bottom of a slow cooker with bacon slices. Make 5 small incisions in the pork roast and tuck the garlic cloves inside.
Season the pork with the sea salt, making sure to get it in all the nooks and crannies.
Place the roast in the slow cooker on top of the bacon, fat side up.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
When the pork’s done, transfer the roast to a separate platter before shredding. Don’t shred the pork directly in the slow cooker; the cooking liquid can render the meat too salty.
Season to taste with some of the remaining cooking liquid before serving.
Serves 6 – 8.