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  • Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

    I was watching the Rick Bayless cooking show and he was cooking a pig in a backyard pit. And it hit me! I don't need the pit I can just use the wood oven. Here's the link to the recipes:

    It won't let me post a link so google on "rick bayless recipes" its under "main dishes"

    Believe it or not the pickled onions were great and the hot pink color really added to the food. Had all the kids & grandkids (9) over for a great meal. I bought the Achiote Spice at a local Hispanic market and the bananna leaves at the Asian Market. When you make the spice with the lime juice it comes out bright/brillant red. I'd post pictures but I don't know how.

    BTW: I had a big stainless steel pan made up for cooking in the oven. Its 1/2-inch smaller than the opening and 28-inches long. With lots of handles (I use welding gloves when its hot), a lid (with a handle) and the rack, it works great! Used it for two 20-lb turkeys at Thanksgiving.

    Try the pork - its great!
    Chuckster (North Carolina)

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    Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

    I found the recipe.

    It looks really good.

    Here's the link:

    Main Dishes Rick Bayless | Frontera

    And watch out for that Habanero sauce. Those peppers are H O T HOT!

    Dave
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    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
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    • #3
      Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

      Is the 35 pound pig the dressed weight or live weight.
      thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

        Chuckster - you need to leard how to attach pictures / thumbnails. I want to see that pan.

        Les...
        Check out my pictures here:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

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        • #5
          Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

          I posted my first pictures yesterday with the following instructions provided by Asucavew (Dave) and it was quite easy. I would love to see pictures of the roasted pig.

          To upload a photo, after you click on the post reply button, then click on the paper clip above...............................look straight up about here...(next to the smiley face)

          Then click browse and then find the file on your computer. Then click upload... then post...
          and you should be good to go

          By the way how long did you slow-roast it?
          RCLake

          "It's time to go Vertical"
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          • #6
            Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

            I love all the Rick Bayless recipes. I highly reccommend his cookbooks. Really interesting stuff! I have done a similar recipe from one of his cookbooks. The Achiote is a very different flavor, savory, I Iike it...

            Drake
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            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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            • #7
              Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

              Originally posted by DrakeRemoray View Post
              The Achiote is a very different flavor, savory, I Iike it...

              Drake

              What is it exactly?
              My thread:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
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              • #8
                Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                wikepedia
                Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a shrub or small tree from the tropical region of the American continent. The name derives from the Nahuatl word for the shrub, achiotl. It is also known as Aploppas, and its original Tupi name urucu. It is cultivated there and in Southeast Asia, where it was introduced by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is best known as the source of the natural pigment annatto, produced from the fruit. The plant bears pink flowers and bright red spiny fruits which contain red seeds. The fruits dry and harden to brown capsules.

                The inedible fruit is harvested for its seeds, which contain annatto, also called bixin. It can be extracted by stirring the seeds in water. It is used to color food products, such as cheeses, fish, and salad oil. Sold as a paste or power for culinary use, mainly as a colour, it is known as "achiote", "annatto" or "pimentao doce". It is a main ingredient in the Mexican spice mixture recado rojo, or "achiote paste". The seeds are ground and used as a nearly flavorless but colorful additive in Latin American, Jamaican and Filipino cuisine. Annatto is growing in popularity as a natural alternative to synthetic food coloring compounds. It is an important ingredient of cochinita pibil the spicy pork dish made famous in the film Once Upon a time in Mexico.

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                • #9
                  Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                  This is a pic of the pork when it was done. This was before the new SS pan and I only did two shoulders to see how it would work out.

                  I tried to take a photo of the "Turkey Coffin" but I'll have to wait until daylight.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                    Originally posted by chuckster View Post
                    This is a pic of the pork when it was done. This was before the new SS pan and I only did two shoulders to see how it would work out.

                    I tried to take a photo of the "Turkey Coffin" but I'll have to wait until daylight.
                    Man that looks good!
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                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
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                    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
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                    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                    • #11
                      Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                      Here's the Turkey Coffin! Just made it home today before it got dark to take some photos - sure gets dark quick this time of year.

                      Anyway, as you can see its not rocket science stuff, but its sure better than the old pan and easier to use. I just used some leftover stainless from a job that I was working on.

                      Its 13-inches wide X 10-inches high X 28-inches long. If I push it all the way to the back of the oven its about 8-9 inches from the door.

                      Later,

                      Chuck
                      North Carolina
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                      • #12
                        Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                        That is simply superb........................I want one...................

                        Come to think about it............Christmas is coming..................

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                        • #13
                          Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                          Originally posted by chuckster View Post
                          I just used some leftover stainless from a job that I was working on.

                          Chuck
                          North Carolina
                          Wow. I wish I could do that. :-) Maybe we need to find someone to make these for the rest of us.

                          James
                          Last edited by james; 12-05-2007, 11:43 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                            Yes, I want one too!! Just like that!

                            I'm having one hell of a problem finding a large roasing pan. Swiss people don't do turkey, so they don't buy or sell roasting pans... the best I found so far is in Germany for around 300 USD - plus taxes and postage. I dunno, seems like a lot to me. How about an internet crash-course on welding?
                            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Slow-Roasted Yucatecan Pig

                              You have very effectively turned this into a La Caja China for a WFO.
                              See following link

                              La Caja China Box Pig Roasting Grills Whole Pig Roasting Grills Pig Cooker Grills

                              This is great.

                              Any plans to turn this into a side business - Made to order coffins - for our WFO's

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