Have you tasted a Hawaiian pig roast, yet? Well, the taste is incredible and crave-worthy, too! But you know what? How they roast their pigs is even more interesting. You see, to roast a pig Luau-style, a pit will be dug. The pig should be able to fit in it. Afterward, the pig will be lined with flat river rocks which will be responsible for directing the heat towards the pig instead of letting it escape through the ground. A fire will be created using hardwood and once there’s already a coal base of 10 inches, the pig will then be placed in the hole. This process usually takes 5 to 8 hours. Pretty lengthy, huh? The good news is, you can now roast your pig easily and still give it a Hawaiian twist! Get the recipe in today’s blog!
*. 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup soy sauce
* 1 cup cooking oil
* 1 cup water
* 8 cloves minced garlic
* 8 tablespoons molasses
* 4 teaspoons dry mustard
* 4 teaspoons ginger
* 4 teaspoons salt
* whole pig
1. To make the marinade, combine all soy sauce, sugar, water, cooking oil, molasses, garlic, ginger, dry mustard and salt in a blender. Mix the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
2. When the pig has been thawed and the marinade is ready, start injecting your pig. Make sure that you’ll give attention to the shoulders, butt and hams.
3. After injecting your pig with the marinade, carefully put it in between the La Caja China’s two racks. Hook it up with the use of the S-hooks. Be very careful so you won’t poke the skin and make sure that the pig faces away the handle racks.
4. Afterward, place the drip tray inside the box. Put the racks with the pig inside, too. Lastly, carefully put the ash pan and the charcoal grid.
5. Time to light up the grill! Place the first batch of charcoal and light them all up. Wait for about 25 minutes then when you notice that they all shine a bright orange, take note of the time because that’s the roasting start time.
6. After an hour, add another set of charcoals. Add another one after another hour. Count another 30 minutes and then add the last batch of charcoal.
7. Now after adding the last batch, time your pig. After 30 minutes, remove the ashes and flip the racks to flip the pig.
8. Get a sharp knife and score the pig’s skin with it. Make sure that the scores are evenly distributed. When you’re done, put the pig back into the box. Place the ash pan and charcoal grill, too and let the pig cook for 30 minutes more.
9. After 30 minutes, you may peek inside the roasting box every 10 minutes to inspect if the pig’s skin has already reached your desired crispiness.
We hope that you loved this Hawaiian pig roast recipe we shared with you today. Feel free to browse our blog page to find out what to serve with a whole roasted pig, whole pig rub, roasted pig side dishes, whole hog cooking times and more! And remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Visit our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323 to get your La Caja China now!
Check out this yummy pork tenderloin marinade recipe! Watch this video.