Monday, September 30, 2013

Caja China Pig Roast

Last week we got in a special Caja China Pig Roaster.  The concept is pretty simple, an insulated wooden box with a drain pan in the bottom and protective metal sides topped with a metal tray that charcoal is spread on.  Essentially it is like an above ground version of a Hawaiian Emu.  The benefit is having a far quicker cooking time (4-5 hours as opposed to 9-12), ability to collect the flavorful roasting liquids and greater control over the internal temperature.  We tried out a 60 pound Berkshire pig and were very happy with the results. There are numerous possibilities for this tool.... oysters cooked in seaweed, bay-roasted pheasant, roasted root vegetables....

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