That's a sort of take-off of the Chinese Oven.
and if you have just bbq'd a pig you cannot just jump in the river or the pool or it may kill youThat's a sort of take-off of the Chinese Oven.
Years ago my best friend, a second generation Cuban, invited me to Miami for Christmas. The highlight was Christmas Eve at his Uncle's house, the location of the traditional pig roast.
What an edumacation in culture! Turns out that in the community, he who roasts the pig has that responsibility for many years, and when he (male persons) decides to "retire", he recruits the next family member to take over, the passing of the baton. The roasting of the pig takes a full day of prep, marinating, cooking, basting and keeping the fire going ~just so~.
This was the year for the "new" young guy to take over, to specifically learn the ropes. And the challenge is to do it while all the male family members ply the newbie with copious amounts of alcohol. OK, the initiation takes TWO Christmases...
Great memories...and what a yummy pig!
Are pigs roasted throughout the year, or is it better at certain times? I've been tempted to ask a Caribe Tours bus driver to stop everytime I pass the roasted pigs along the highway north, before the turn off to SFM. God do they look yummy!
Can you post some pics of your grill set up?
Not exactly an 'elegant' set up but does the job authentically and, apart from the lush flavour and moistness of the pork, the marinade both inside and out (which is Margo's secret recipe) is all important.
Unfortunately, 2 pigs ears don't go far when one has 10 dogs!!!