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.
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.
After being rubbed with a paste of garlic, onion, arbol chiles, lime juice, salt, peper and cilantro. Injected with a slightly thinned paste.
In a marinade of lime, lemon, and sour orange juice along with more garlic, onion and peppers.
After 24 hours in the marinade, Pedro is out and on a tray waiting for his date with my grill. Will post results.