I know it’s a bit early, but i figured I’d give you all a quick heads up on the Noche Buena celebrations this year. Yes, they will once again be held at the Prieto homestead/ManCamp. We’re having the whole family over for the big pig cookout. Steve and I will be making yet another stuffed lechon – if youve never had congris stuffed lechon, then you have never truly eaten.
We’ve got a lot of people coming over for the festivities, so chances are it will be at least a 100-120 lb pig this year. I usually make the porker in the Caja China when it’s that big, but since I want to served a stuffed lechon and that has to be on a spit, I may have to resolver this year’s pig roaster.
While the previous stuffed pigs we’ve roasted have turned out quite well, the size of this year’s pig complicates matters a bit. Ive got to design a system where the pig doesnt burst and spill all of its delicious steamy rice all over the place.
I also dont want to be slave to the pig any more than I have to and dont want to be turning the darned thing every few minutes on the spit so Ill be trying to motorize the whole cooking thing. Should be quite interesting. Ill have more posts to follow and will probably go ahead and blog the whole process if time allows.
I know everyone is probably starving for turkey and fixins tomorrow, but save some room for congris stuffed lechon on Noche Buena. You wont regret it.