Two of the pigs are gone! One on Tigers and one on Sharks. We had been earlier taught by an expert how to kill a pig. Hollie, Hermione, Jack, Markus and Sonny came over to sharks to join myself, Xanthi, Mackenzie, Doug and Maz for a master class in how to kill, prepare and cook a pig, Polynesian style.
1 Underground Oven
1 Deep Hole
Dead Palm Leaves
Sliced strips of Palm Leaf Bark
Baby Palm and Hibiscus leaves
Serves 1 - 13 people. Preparation time 1 hour. Cooking time 3 hours
Prepare underground oven
1. Dig 3ft square ankle deep hole
2. Over fill with dried dead wood ranging from small to large
3. Put basalt rocks on top of wood
4. Set fire to wood (allowing wood to burn down and rocks to become red hot)
1. Assemble a four or five man team.
2. Take hold of one of the pigs legs each and secure the head from moving
3. Kill the Pig
a. Find its left arm pit... that sort of dip that is caused when the arm is raised
b. Slide the knife diagonally into the pigs heart. If you encounter resistance pivot the knife slightly left or right around its rib.
4. Hold pig until convulsions stop
1. Light dry palms and hold on pig skin for seconds at a time.
2. Scrape away pig fur until bright white and repeat until entire pig is white
3. Wash in the sea to clean
4. Remove trotter nails
5. Sting hog up by hind legs above previously dug deep hole
6. Cut open hog on underside, being careful not to disturb penis, urethra & anus
7. Remove guts in one go, ripping them from the carcass into deep hole
8. Divide meat into legs, shoulders and ribs
1. Place sliced palm leaf bark over basalt rocks
2. Lay meat on palm bark
3. Cover meat in Hibiscus Leaves
4. Cover Hibiscus leaves with baby palm leaves
5. Cover palm leaves with sand and leave to cook for 3 hours
7. Carefully remove sand (warning sand will be red hot)
8. Peel back leaves to reveal perfectly cooked Pork
9. Serv. Enjoy
On sharks Rosie and Bene didn’t witness the pig’s death. Dan, Mark, Lois & Kevin observed & some assisted with skinning and cleaning. Mackenzie, Xanthi, Maz and I gutted and held it to be killed. I killed it. Everyone helped to prepare the underground oven.