Unforgettable Party Theme – Luau – Pig Roasting Made Easy
Home parties are becoming very popular again. Today’s economy is forcing us all to tighten our belts. Save money by staying home instead of going out. Invite your family and friends over for an unforgettable afternoon.
A luau themed party can be affordable and is fun for all ages. Island music, lots of fruit, leis and limbo contests will be sure to entertain your guests for hours.
To keep expenses down, have your guests bring a dish to pass. You can provide the main course by roasting a whole pig. This may gross out some of your guests, but your party will definitely be one they will always remember.
Order the Pig in Advance
Where you get your pig will depend on where you live. If you are in a rural area, you might check with local pig farmers for a fresh pig. Local meat packers usually offer the best prices and they will have the pig clean and prepped for you. If necessary they will even freeze it for you. This is helpful if you are planning your party for a holiday when the packer is closed. The meat packer can also help you determine how large of a hog you will need to serve your guests and how long it will take to cook. pig roast nj
Reserve the Pig Roaster
Call local rental stores to compare prices and styles of roasters they carry. Let the rental clerk know what size pig you plan on roasting, this is helpful on determining the proper cooker. Charcoal and propane models are available. Larger units are usually transported by towing and some have rotisseries. If you do not have a hitch on your car, check with the rental store to see if delivery is available.
Pick up the pig and roaster early. A 100 pound pig can take 5-6 hours to cook. You will probably have to get up pretty early to get the pig cooking. You want to be sure the meat is done in time.
How you season your pig is up to you. If you are going to stuff the cavity of the pig with chickens or other meat, be sure to allow a lot of extra cooking time. For best results it is recommended to cook the pig separately. The pig will cook evenly and you do not have to worry about raw food. You do not want your guests to get sick.
A mixture of garlic juice and salt is a simple and tasty way to season your pig. Make a paste texture and spread it over the skin and cavity. A new paint brush or barbeque brush works great. Pierce the skin with a heavy fork or knife so the juices soak in for added flavor.