Want some Lechon?
I miss this dish so much and after 6 long years i finally got to eat lechon again. Babger was planning to order a whole roasted pig but I convinced him to just ordered 5 kilos. A whole roasted pig is too much and what a waste if there's too much left overs. Besides, I had no idea how to transport the whole roasted pig and where to order because you have to pre-order it first to enjoy a fresh cooked and the crispy skin of the roasted pig.
The word lechón originated from the Spanish term lechón; or leche (milk) that refers to a suckling pig that is roasted. Lechon is a roasted pig in general. Lechón is a popular food in the Philippines and in several regions of the world such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, other Spanish-speaking nations in Latin America, and Spain. It is the Philippines national dish and so is in Puerto Rico. The roasted pig cooked over charcoal. The pig is cooked by skewering the entire animal, entrails removed, on a large stick and cooking it in a pit filled with charcoal. The pig is placed over the charcoal, and the stick or rod it is attached to is turned in a rotisserie action. The pig is roasted on all sides for several hours until done. The process of cooking and basting usually results in making the pork skin crisp and is a distinctive feature of the dish.
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