How To Cook The Best Cochinillo At Home

How To Cook The Best Cochinillo At Home

Have you ever dreamed of cooking a succulent suckling pig in your own kitchen? It’s not as difficult as it sounds! With the right equipment and some patience, you can make an amazingly flavorful and tender pork roast that will be the envy of all of your friends. 

Read on for The Good Meat’s top tips on how to get the job done.

Find the Right Equipment

The first step in making a delicious suckling pig is finding the right equipment. You’ll need an oven-safe roasting pan large enough to fit your suckling pig. You also need to have a kitchen timer; this will help you monitor the cooking time of your meat to prevent burning. You should also monitor the temperature of your oven before cooking your meat. The ideal temperature for cooking is 375°F (190°C), but you have to pre-heat your oven to around 290°F before placing your meat inside. Finally, you’ll need something sharp (like a pair of kitchen shears) for cutting through any bones or gristle.

Prepare Your Pig

Next, it’s time to prepare your pig! Start by removing any excess fat from the skin, then season both sides liberally with salt and pepper. If desired, you can also add herbs or spices for extra flavor. Once seasoned, place your suckling pig in the roasting pan. Since the ears and tail of the pork meat are easily cooked, cover them with aluminum foil to avoid being burned. This will also help you cook your cochinillo evenly.

Cooking Your Pig

Now that everything is ready, put your suckling pig into a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C). Roast for about 3 hours, checking regularly with an internal thermometer until it reads 160°F (70°C). When done, let it rest for 15 minutes before carving and serving with sides such as roasted potatoes or steamed vegetables. 

Cook your favorite Suckling Pig at home today with The Good Meat!

Cooking a delicious suckling pig is easier than you think! All you really need are some basic kitchen tools and patience while prepping and cooking your roast. Remember to start by seasoning generously, then cover with either aluminum foil or a lid while baking until cooked through—160°F (70°C). Let rest before serving and enjoy! With these simple steps, you’re sure to make an amazing meal that will wow all of your guests. 

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