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patriot45
04-13-2009, 06:43 PM
I wanted to do lamb for Easter dinner but my kids talked me into a whole pig. Even tho I didn't use an off-set fire box and smoke cook it for 24 hours:rolleyes: This came out like heaven!!

Its easy if you have a chinese bo (La Caja China) and 60 lbs of good charcoal.
Get a piggy and butterfly it. Inject the hams with some cajun butter and rub the inside with your favorite rub. Roast for 3.5 hours then open it up and flip your piggy and make some cuts in the skin side. cover back up and cook for another 1/2 hour or until the skin is crispy enuf! Started at 9 am and we were eating at 2!!

A nice little piggy from the market

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/easterpiggy002.jpg

rubbed, injected and ready to cook

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/easterpiggy004.jpg

flipped and making the skin cuts

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/easterpiggy006.jpg

patriot45
04-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Look how pretty

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/easterpiggy008.jpg


It dont get more pull apart than this!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/easterpiggy013.jpg

SarasotaRepub
04-13-2009, 08:01 PM
WOOT Pat! That looks like it was good eating! :D

Hawkgirl
04-13-2009, 09:31 PM
Too much work...I'd rather buy it at the local cuban joint....they call it Lechon!

linda22003
04-14-2009, 11:09 AM
The end result looks very good, but the first sentence of the instructions, "Get a piggy and butterfly it", quickly put this in the category of Recipes We Never Finished Reading.

patriot45
04-14-2009, 01:02 PM
The end result looks very good, but the first sentence of the instructions, "Get a piggy and butterfly it", quickly put this in the category of Recipes We Never Finished Reading.

I'm sorry, get an axe and whack the inside of the spine a bit untill you are able to spread the booger open to lay flat! :D

linda22003
04-14-2009, 01:04 PM
No, it's not a matter of not UNDERSTANDING the instructions. It's a matter of not being willing to FOLLOW the instructions. :p