Easy Hawaii Style Okinawan Pork
6 pounds pork butt (trim fat and cut into thirds)
1 cup soy sauce
2 cups water
1 tablespoon miso (Japanese fermented soy bean paste)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
In a large pot, bring to a boil the soy sauce, water, miso, sugar, and sake until sugar and miso dissolve. Add the ginger and the garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add pork butt, cook on high heat until sauce boils. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from sauce, slice and serve. Makes 12 servings.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving: 570 calories, 36 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 150 mg cholesterol, greater than 1500 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 45 g protein
Featured in Star-Bulletin on 8/30/06.