We’re cooking a whole pig in a few days and I am responsible for the cooking part. It doesn’t sound so intimidating but I have never done a whole pig before and about 30-40 hungry people are going to show up at noon on the 31st of August.
The first plan was to bury the pig in a luau style cooking plan. As my friend Rick and I thought about it though we thought that the risk of exhuming a half cooked pig was not one we wanted to take. So instead we are going to rent a trailer mounted cooking rig and at least be able to keep dinner in sight. To be honest, the prospect of digging a 6’x6’x3’ deep hole in the hard summer soil was also an issue along with the need to haul enough rocks there to line the pit and enough firewood to cook the beast and finally of course having no prior experience at that style of cooking. Not to mention that the banana leaves might not be so easy to find here and the river has no seaweed that we could substitute.
Wish me luck and if you have any suggestions please feel free to send them along via the comment function. Any and all advice will be considered and appreciated.