There is no better way to have fun outdoors during the spring and summer months than having your own pig roast. It is a wondrous event but roasting a whole pig can be a very challenging task. Kloby’s Smokehouse is here to help you pull it off successfully by providing you a few tips on how to cook a full size pig. Read to start preparing for your pig roast.
When roasting a pig, you will need special equipment and skills to cook it the right way. The pig has a great deal of meat on it. It will need to be cooked well to be safe for eaters.
On average, suckling pig is less than 25 pounds. A whole hog weighs about 30 to 60 pounds. A large hog will weigh about 100 to 200 pounds. To roast any of these pigs you will need a heavy duty and sturdy rotisserie. The rotisserie will slowly and safely turn your pig roast over your fire.
How To Buy Your Pig For Roasting
When buying a pig to roast, you want it to be as fresh as possible. You can special order a whole pig in advance. If it is frozen when bought, you must defrost it 48 hours before roasting. You want all the time you will need and a little extra. Also remember if your pig is not prepped for cooking (hair and internal organs removed), you will need to clean and prep the hog prior to cooking.
Once you have your pig, it is time to have some fun. You will need to flavor your whole pig by marinating and brining it.
Brining is when you use salt water solution to tenderize meat and keep moisture in muscle fibers. With marinating and brining you will infuse flavor and keep your pig roast succulent and moist.
If you don’t have the time or patience to roast your pig, let Kloby’s Smokehouse get the job done well. We offer whole smoked pig, Carolina style pulled pork, pork BBQ ribs and more.
Overcooking or undercooking your meat is the last thing you want to do for a big, festive event. Guarantee that your Pig Roast party is a success by hiring Kloby’s Smokehouse as your professional BBQ caterer.
Kloby’s Smokehouse is known for great food and service in a casual dining atmosphere. Kloby’s serves up the best smoked Pulled Pork (served Carolina-Style), Beef Brisket, Ribs, Chicken and all of your favorite “made from scratch” sides. We pride ourselves with taking all of the time needed to BBQ all of our fresh meats in an all natural wood pit to give you the best smoked, finger licking BBQ flavors you crave.
Let Kloby’s Smokehouse be the caterer for your next party or event. We will do the cooking, while you can sit back and enjoy. Look at out catering options now.
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