Home parties are becoming very popular again. Today’s economy is forcing us all to tighten our belts. Save money by staying home instead of going out. Invite your family and friends over for an unforgettable afternoon.
Hold a Luau with Your Pig Roaster
A luau themed party can be affordable and is fun for all ages. Island music, lots of fruit, leis and limbo contests will be sure to entertain your guests for hours.
To keep expenses down, have your guests bring a dish to pass. You can provide the main course by roasting a whole pig. This may gross out some of your guests, but your party will definitely be one they will always remember, using your La Caja China Pig Roaster.
Where you get your pig will depend on where you live. If you are in a rural area, you might check with local pig farmers for a fresh pig. Local meat packers usually offer the best prices and they will have the pig clean and prepped for you. If necessary they will even freeze it for you. This is helpful if you are planning your party for a holiday when the packer is closed. The meat packer can also help you determine how large of a hog you will need to serve your guests and how long it will take to cook.
Assembling Your Pig Roaster
If you have just assembled your brand-new La Caja China pig roaster, it is advisable to become familiar with the different components. A drip pan can be found on the inner section of the Caja China box and this will be used to maintain the juice which falls off the pig during the process of roasting. Continue reading to get some tips on how to roast a pig with your new gadget.
There are a couple of stainless-steel racks to place over the drip pan and these will be used to keep the pig in position during cooking. The pig must be placed ribs facing upwards on the top of the rack at the bottom and beneath the top rack. You can then use the S hooks to fasten the racks. As soon as the pig is secured, you can cover up the La Caja China pig roaster.
Party Day and Your La Caja China Pig Roaster
There is long pan that will come with the La Caja China box and this is called the ash pan. While sealing your current roaster box, you should put in this ash container first. Then, the charcoal grid will be placed directly over the ash pan. Once the roaster is enclosed, you are all set to put fresh charcoal around the grid. Start off with roughly 25 to 30 pounds of charcoal and spread it all over the grid. After lighting, when it start to turn acquire a gray shade you can start to time the roasting process.
Immediately after one hour passes, take away the grid and then allow all of the ash to slide in the pan. You should not leave the roaster open for an extended time than required to avoid loss of heat. When the ash pan is positioned back over the roasting box, add the grid over the top with about ten pounds of charcoal. This process should be repeated each hour during the initial 3 hours. After 3 hours, you should check on the pig to decide if it needs flipping or allow the skin to get crisp for the next 30 to 45 minutes. When the 30 to 45 minutes pass, you should check the pig once more.
How you season your pig is up to you. If you are going to stuff the cavity of the pig with chickens or other meat, be sure to allow a lot of extra cooking time. For best results it is recommended to cook the pig separately. The pig will cook evenly and you do not have to worry about raw food. You do not want your guests to get sick.
A mixture of garlic juice and salt is a simple and tasty way to season your pig. Make a paste texture and spread it over the skin and cavity. A new paint brush or barbeque brush works great. Pierce the skin with a heavy fork or knife so the juices soak in for added flavor.
The internal temperature of pork should be 170 degrees. Allow the pig to rest for 20 minutes before carving. If you cannot carve the pig in the roaster, transfer it to a large banquet table covered with foil. Have plenty of containers handy for leftovers.
Don’t throw away the skin. The crunchy salty snack will be expected by some of your guests. Have barbeque sauce and buns for sandwiches later.
The greatest advantage of cooking a pig is that it really cooks itself. No need for standing over hot coals all afternoon, you just have to check on it every once in a while. That leaves more time for you to visit with your guests.
To achieve the perfect luau, get one of our La Caja China boxes now! To view more of our roasters, visit our website at http://www.LaCajaChina.com/
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