In any roast dinner where the pig roast is the star of the show, having a whole selection of side dishes will surely complement it. In most countries, they have at least two or three vegetable, potato or salad variations to accompany their hog roast.
 

Here are some of our mouth watering suggestions:
 
Roasted vegetables
 

side dishes for whole pig roasts

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Toss vegetables with salt, pepper and olive oil, then throw them in a 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven is the normal way to roast them. However, lowering the temperature down a bit would result in vegetables roasted to perfection.

 

For larger cuts of vegetables like carrots or half of cauliflower, roast them at 250 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid the risk of an undercooked inside with a burned outside.

 
Vegetables cooked this way is already incredibly tasty on its own but this is one of the perfect complements for a roast pork.
 
Ratatouille
 
ratatouille

The secret of a good ratatouille is to cook the vegetables separately so each will taste truly of itself.

— Joël Robuchon, The Complete Robuchon

 

The key ingredient to this dish is the TOMATO. Add onions, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, fennel, marjoram, bay leaf, basil, and thyme. You may also opt to ad a mix of green herbs.

 

There are so many ways to make this dish but the traditional way is to simply saute all of the said vegetables above together. Others insist on the layering approach where all sauteed vegetables are layered in a casserole then baked in the oven. Another popular way of cooking this is not by baking it but simply combining all them in a large pot and let it simmer.

 

Spanish Style Rice

 

This is definitely a must for every pig roast dinner! Here’s a easy tip to follow if you want to make your own spanish style rice at home:

 

To keep the texture of the grains after they are cooked, you must saute the rice in sizzling oil until they are toasted and golden brown. Then let it simmer in onions, chicken stock and a puree of tomatoes so it would really absorb all the additional flavors. Squeeze lime, toss a bunch of cilantro and fluff it with a fork. Voila! You now have your own Spanish Style rice to pair with your roast pork!

 

Try these perfect side dishes for your whole pig roast and let us know what you think. We also have here our very own Texas brisket recipe, tips on cooking prime rib and roast beef grilling instructions for you. Only use the best barbecue grill in the market to serve the most delicious grilled dishes. Get your La Caja China roasting box now by calling us at 1-800-338-1323!
 

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