You’ve invested in a La Caja China Magic box and have now started planning your first whole hog roast with friends and family. These are exciting times, but there is more to enjoying the end result than just throwing a whole pig inside the Caja Magic Box. That is why we’ve prepared a few tips that you can use to get the best results when you prepare your hog roast.
In order to cook an entire pig or lamb, you’re going to need heat! You want hot coals, not a massive flame or excessive smoke, so start early. Do this by making piles of charcoal in the charcoal tray and let them burn until they give you a gorgeous red glow. That’s how you know it’s ready.
Roasting a whole animal is going to take some time. Read this article to find out how long does it take to roast a whole pig. Be patient during the cooking process so that you don’t end up with burnt or undercooked meat. Nothing can damper a great day with friends quite like having to call for pizzas because you were in a hurry. In the same breath, let your meat rest once it is cooked through. Don’t go crazy with the carving knife until at least ten minutes after you’ve taken it out of the Caja magic box.
Use a Thermometer.
If you don’t have one already, you need to invest in a good one – especially if you’re roasting meat on a regular basis. It is an invaluable way of measuring whether or not your meat is cooked through, which is vital when cooking pork or poultry.
These are just a few of the important things to remember for your next hog roast. At the end of the day, it is all about enjoying a delicious meal with those dearest to you, so dig in! Here are some Cuban barbecue recipes from Bobby Flay that you might want to try this weekend!
End the pig roast party with a blast! Serve this Cuban cocktail to your guests!