Tuesday, February 28th 2023
Cebu-style Lechon is a popular roasted pork dish in the Philippines, known for its crispy skin and juicy meat. Here's a recipe for Cebu-style Lechon:
- 4-5 kg whole pig (cleaned and gutted)
- 2 stalks of lemongrass (tanglad), crushed
- 10-15 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2-3 tablespoons of salt
- 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup of vinegar
- 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of annatto powder
- 2-3 cups of water
- Mix the garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Rub the mixture all over the pig, including the inside cavity.
- In a separate bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, and annatto powder. Rub the mixture all over the pig, making sure to cover the entire surface.
- Stuff the lemongrass into the pig's cavity.
- Place the pig on a roasting spit, securing it tightly. You can also use an oven or a grill.
- Roast the pig over medium heat for 3-4 hours or until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
- Baste the pig with water every 20-30 minutes to keep it moist.
- Once the pig is cooked, remove it from the spit and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.
Note: This recipe is for a whole pig, but you can adjust the ingredients and cooking time for smaller cuts of pork.