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Lechon asado

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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.


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


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



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

post #2 of 17

drool.gif  wow. looking forward to the details on this one!! popcorn.gif

post #3 of 17

cheers.gifI'll be watching.

post #4 of 17

This is going to be good!


Good luck and good smoking.

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post #6 of 17
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Pedro after 1 hour.


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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.

post #7 of 17

It's starting to look pretty good!

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Looking good so far 241.png

post #9 of 17

lookin good ill pull up a chairpopcorn.gif

post #10 of 17
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Crispy and tasty. The skin is the best part!


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Done, Tasty.


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


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

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WOW! drool.gif

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post #13 of 17

Love it,great show & tell.

post #14 of 17

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

post #15 of 17

WOW! that's a pretty pig!! 77.gif  Bravo!!

post #16 of 17

Bet it was juicy and tasty!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
It tasted great. I'll do it again in a heartbeat.
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