Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lechon Baboy (Oven Roasted Pig)

Photo Credit: by ongpin

Lechon Baboy is an all-time Filipino favorite food. Aside from it's pleasing appearance on the table (It's yummy red and has an apple on the pig's mouth sometimes), it really tastes good. They say, what's good is bad. Yup, bad for the health. We love to eat the crunchy skin and we all know it contains high cholesterol. Well, it's only once in a while. We can have lechon if there's a special occasion like birthdays, fiestas,graduation and other big events in a person's life. If you heard someone is having a lechon for the celebration, it's gonna be a big party! Not all people can afford this cos a whole pig nowadays is too expensive. But we can make our own even it isn't a whole pig. Try the recipe that I am sharing with you now guys. You'll surely like it ;)

Thanks to Mary H. of California for sharing this recipe (this was shared with her by Jen M. of Australia )

Photo Credit: by Ma. Nollie Hausman

Ingredients :

· 2 lbs fresh pork ham roast (or boneless shoulder picnic roast, a hog's head, or any parts of pork of your choice) - Mary used pork belly w/ skin (hmmm our fave part aside from the meat)
· salt
. sliced onion leaves(shallots)
.lemon grass

Cooking Procedures :

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a roasting pan.

2. Clean pork ham (or any pork parts of your choice) thoroughly. Dry with paper towels. Rub generously with salt all over.Insert onions inbetween. Transfer to a roasting pan and bake for about 1hr & 20mins (40 minutes per pound). Cover ears of hog's head (if using) to protect from burning.

3. Brush skins with fat drippings from the pan every 10 minutes during the last hour, making the skin crisp.

4. Increase oven heat to 450°F. Roast pork for about 15 minutes more or until golden brown. The skin should be crispy. Internal temperature reading is 170°F.

5. Remove from the oven. Cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes.

6. Cut into serving pieces and place into a serving platter. Serve with sauce of your choice.

Wow! I just bought Mang Tomas from a filipino store. I'll surely enjoy it!

So guys enjoy too!


Anonymous said...

Lechon is the bomb!!!

Anonymous said...

Step #5 says cover the roast with foil for 5 minutes. Doesn't this make the skin soft and chewy?

Anonymous said...

ill try this one.. happy new year.. thanks for the info.

Ben Francia said...

thanks for sharing. kindly checkout my lechon baboy website. :)

Yes Pwede said...

Wow lechon..