Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes
Pork & Peas
Since the early 70s, my grandpa, Fred Acoba, volunteered to cook for Kekaha youth sports programs like baseball and football since my father, Edmund Acoba, participated as a kid. Pork & Peas is a very special meal in our family. This dish signifies family, friends, and community. Plus, it is a gentle reminder that this meal is best enjoyed with loved ones.
|pork shoulder or butt
|apple cider vinegar
|red bell peppers
- Cut pork into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl or Ziploc bag
- Cover the pork with shoyu and vinegar. Add in bay leaves, garlic and pepper
- Marinate for at least 30 minutes
- Pour pork and marinade in a wok or pot over medium heat
- Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often
- Dice the red pepper and onion
- Add in tomato paste, peas, onion and red pepper
- Simmer while stirring often for 45 minutes to an hour
Recipe submitted by Beau Acoba, Grandson of Federico Acoba, Jr.