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smoked meat recipe

Simeon-family Smoked Meat

“Growing up on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, this family recipe has always been a very traditional part of our Hawai‘i food culture. Enjoy!”
Sheldon Simeon, chef/owner of Lineage Restaurant in Wailea, and Tin Roof Maui in Kahului

Prep Time: 15 minutes to prepare the marinade, 3–5 days to marinate, then 2–3 hours to smoke the meat.


  • 10 lb. pork butt or wild boar meat, cut into 2x2x12-inch strips
  • 1 qt. Aloha Brand Shoyu
  • 4 c. white sugar
  • ½ c. sesame oil
  • 3 pc. Hawaiian chili pepper
  • 10 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Fist-sized piece of ginger, smashed
  • 3 stalks of green onion with bottoms, smashed

DIRECTIONS Marinate 3–5 days. Smoke with kiawe (mesquite) and guava branches (if available) on low heat (150–200°) 2–3 hours. Slice and fry in a little oil.

Mahalo to Chef Sheldon Simeon for sharing his recipe for marinated smoked meat.



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