Recipes from Puerto Rico # 2:
In Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands the roast pig on a spit or on the grill is the King of the table on Christmas dinner. This tradition takes us on a journey to the past when in the house’s courtyards great feasts were made roasting entire pigs on the spit with families and neighbors to celebrate. The flavor of a fine roasted pig consists of the combination of the slightly smoked meat, juicy and tasty, and the bronzed and crunchy skin (our famous “cuerito”) supplemented with garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, annatto oil and other spices. The meat is cooked very slowly with coal. In this book you will learn step by step the secrets for cooking this delicious roasted pork that for so many years has maintained its popularity.