This year we are roasting our 20 lb turkey in an imu at one of the schools here in Kihei. I’ve never done this before – I’m really quite excited about it! What is an imu? An imu is an underground oven (like they use to roast pigs at luaus) – a pit with hot stones. Here is an article that tells you how it’s done.
So how do you roast a turkey in an imu? Great question!
|Here are the instructions that came on the back of my ticket.|
Here’s my raw turkey, all seasoned and ready to go. I wrapped it in 6 layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil with an extra two layers on the bottom for added strength (and to catch juices).
|My fully wrapped turkey bundle.|
The imu pit. I’m not entirely sure how this will work. My friend tells me last year the pit was lined with stones… I guess we’ll see more tomorrow.
|Prepping the banana leaves that are laid on top for insulation.|
To be continued….