Introduction to Roasting a Pig
Roasting meat over an open fire is the oldest method of cooking known to man. There is just something uniquely
primitive about the sights and aromas of a whole animal slow roasting over a fire that people can?t help but enjoy. Whether
you?re intending to feed hundreds of people at a catered event or just having a family cookout in the backyard, barbecue style
cooking creates a lively, social atmosphere that has made outdoor cooking one of the most popular choices across all generations.
Grill, rotisserie or roast?outdoor dining always adds a tasty new dimension to every party.
While there are many different techniques to outdoor cooking, this particular article focuses on the best
ways to roast a pig. In the catering and restaurant business, the question of how to efficiently and tastefully feed a
sizable crowd is one that often arises. Not nearly enough, however, is the answer ?have a pig roast!? The task of roasting a
pig may seem daunting at first, but in actuality the preparation is minimal, it's sure to satisfy and entertain a large
number of guests and the clean up is easy!
In addition to covering all the information you will need from preparation to carving, we've
also included our favorite pig roast marinade and sauce recipes. The goal is to share our ideas with your restaurant or
catering business to help make your pig roast not only a success, but an event that will be talked about for years to come.
The knowledge and tips shared within this pig roast manual come from years of experience using the Belson
PORTA-GRILL® pig roaster, and assume you are using a Belson spit basket rotisserie with drip pan. The Belson spit basket
effectively prevents the meat from falling off the spit, so there is no need to wrap the pig with that troublesome chicken
wire that is so often used (and dreaded).
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