Roasting a Whole Pig in Six Easy Steps

Whole PigThe center of attraction for parties is the food that would be served. Guests are looking forward to the place, the activities, but most of all the food that will go in to their mouths. But some are dissatisfied, because of the small amount of food that is being served to them.

Roasting a Whole Pig for Many Guests

A full sized whole pig can feed almost 200 mouths. Guests now can have all the food they want, and even get back for more.  Another positive side is you’ll spend less, compared to asking a restaurant to cater your needs. Doing so will cost you some hundred of dollars. Compared to whole pig roasting, all you need is the pig, side dishes and desserts and your guests will have a sumptuous meal!

Six Steps to Whole Pig Roasting

  1. The first thing you will need is a whole pig. Usually, they can be found in local farms.  They can also be found on the meat section at the nearest grocery, if you don’t have the time to go too far. Just ask the butcher to clean the pig for you, to reduce the work you need to do.
  2. The next thing you’ll need is to find a cooking area. Your own backyard will do. You will also need a roasting pit. If you do not have a roasting pit, you can either buy one, build one or rent one.
  3. Setting up the spit is the next thing to do. Make sure that the spit you’ll use is strong and stable, and that it won’t break while you are roasting a whole pig. You would want the pig on your mouth, not on the flames. Position the spit higher than the flame, this is for the pig to not burn and cook evenly. You can also purchase special rotisseries that will automatically turn the pig at a slow speed.
  4. Fire is the element that’ll cook the pig, and that is what you’ll need next. Set up your fire on the roasting pit using charcoals. Place the charcoal evenly under the entire pig, for even cooking. When you light the charcoal, avoid having a big flame, so as not to burn the pig. The perfect heat is a low and steady flame. This’ll cook the pig evenly, inside and outside.
  5. Impaling the spit on your pig is the next thing to do. The spit should go on the mouth, under the spine and between the pig’s thighs.  But, as the pig cooks, the morsels and the bone will loosen, and that is why more support is needed so that the morsels will not fall right of the bone and into the fire. Trussing needles and kitchen twine may be used to secure the spine to the spit. It is also a good thing to tie the head, arms and legs to the spit.
  6. All you need to do is watch the pig as it cooks. After a few hours, your pig is roasted. You and your friends can enjoy a good roasted pig.

Roasting a Whole Pig is Worth the Wait

This process needs a lot of work, but all of that will pay off once you eat that juicy, tasty, mouth watering roasted pig. Go ahead, choose one of the best pig roasters in the market today from Make roasting seem easier by downloading our free eBook and get your very own step by step guide to roasting a whole pig.