Lechon asado

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by zzerru, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    One of my co-workers is back in town after a long absence and I wanted to have a little get-together for his this weekend. He is normally a vegetarian, but I usually get him to breakdown and eat meat when I cook it. So the main course for today is lechon asado. This is my first go at this.

    [​IMG]

    Pedro the Piglet after picking him up from Eastern Market in Detroit yesterday. Yes, he is missing his head. My wife wouldn't let it in the house if it had the head on.

    [​IMG]

    After being rubbed with a paste of garlic, onion, arbol chiles, lime juice, salt, peper and cilantro. Injected with a slightly thinned paste.

    [​IMG]

    In a marinade of lime, lemon, and sour orange juice along with more garlic, onion and peppers.

    [​IMG]

    After 24 hours in the marinade, Pedro is out and on a tray waiting for his date with my grill. Will post results.
     
  2. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]   wow. looking forward to the details on this one!! [​IMG]
     
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]I'll be watching.
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is going to be good!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOW!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    [​IMG]

    Pedro after 1 hour.

    [​IMG]

    After 2 hours at 275. Had some issues on one ham where the skin stuck to the grill. Rubbed him down with vegetable oil and flipped him. Also the trotters started to blacken, so I wrapped them in foil.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It's starting to look pretty good!
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good so far [​IMG]
     
  9. lookin good ill pull up a chair[​IMG]
     
  10. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    [​IMG]

    Crispy and tasty. The skin is the best part!

    [​IMG]

    Done, Tasty.

    [​IMG]

    All chopped up. With black beans, onion, cilantro, griled peppers, green onions, radishes, rice and tortillas.

    [​IMG]

    Not sure why I put the radishes on the taco, but tasted great.
     
  11. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    WOW! [​IMG]
     
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]
     
  13. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love it,great show & tell.
     
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pretty Cool! I love those Island Flavors!...JJ
     
  15. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    WOW! that's a pretty pig!! [​IMG]   Bravo!!
     
  16. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bet it was juicy and tasty!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  17. zzerru

    zzerru Meat Mopper

    It tasted great. I'll do it again in a heartbeat.
     

Share This Page