Spit Roaster – Making Your Barbecue Parties Great
A spit roaster is a way to cook meat, historically very large sections of meat. There is a long metal rod that the meat is skewed on and there is a fire under the meat. The meat is then rotated over the open fire, allowing the meat to cook in its own juices.
During medieval times the spit was the only way to cook meat. In early modern indoor kitchens the spit roaster was still a favored way of cooking meat. This in its early days was a labor intensive way to cook meat. Before modern mechanics took hold, a young servant boy would stand at the roast and turn the handle all day to ensure even cooking. This young boy was called a spit jack.
Spit Roaster – Getting Innovative Over The Years
Over time mechanical turnspits were invented these mechanical turnspits are called roasting jacks. These mechanical roasts were first powered by dogs on a treadmill, then by steam power and mechanical clock works. Modern styles are powered by electric motors to get the spit roaster working.
A spit roaster today is used to cook large animals like pigs, goats, beef even turkeys have made the list, and are usually only used for special occasions, where there will be a lot of people to feed. There are restaurants that specialize in spit roaster meats. This type of cooking results in a juicy tender meat.
Spit Roaster – In Modern Era
Traditionally in the west an entire cow was placed on a spit roaster to cook. An image of cowboys around an open fire roasting a large slab of meat is commonly associated with the west. Of course today that practice is not quite as common. There are services available that specialize in providing a roast for special events. Typically the food is par cooked off site than the remainder of the cooking is done at the event.
A spit roaster is still very much in use and the preferred cooking method for many countries worldwide. It is a favored cooking method in the Mideast, where goat is the number one stable. Greece uses a spit roaster to cook their top meat the lamb. This cooking method is still favored in many places around the world as the premier method of cooking meats. The slow roast process leaves meat juicy and very tender. Typically the meat is skewed onto the spit roaster and left to cook an entire day. This slow cook method is often the center piece of family gatherings.
Good thing we have La Caja China for all our roasting needs. This masterpiece does not only only work as a spit roaster but it can cook almost everything. It can even accommodate a whole pig. This is the modern way of roasting, because it cooks for a shorter time and will surely bring out the best of your tender and juicy meat. La Caja China Roasting Box is certainly your upgraded and modern spit roaster