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Old 12-26-2010, 12:31 PM
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That is what I want to to....Like your thermometer, I want to go straight to cooking piglets

Looks very appetizing!
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:33 PM
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LOL@Lburou
The meat was excellent - I could taste the marinade (which I made up as I went along!) Unfortunately because the pot had it's lid on all through cooking the skin was not edible. Never mind - saved us a heart attack or 2!
As we've only ever cooked pizza - and thrown in the odd pan of veg or a piece of pork after the pizzas - we were very impressed with our piggy!
And so were our guests and believe me a family of Greek (meat loving) in laws are not the easiest to impress with meat dishes!!
They are expert lamb on spit chefs!
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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LOL@Lburou
The meat was excellent - I could taste the marinade (which I made up as I went along!) Unfortunately because the pot had it's lid on all through cooking the skin was not edible. Never mind - saved us a heart attack or 2!
As we've only ever cooked pizza - and thrown in the odd pan of veg or a piece of pork after the pizzas - we were very impressed with our piggy!
And so were our guests and believe me a family of Greek (meat loving) in laws are not the easiest to impress with meat dishes!!
They are expert lamb on spit chefs!
Wheres the like button.....
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:45 PM
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Merry Christmas Asimenia and congratulation on little piggy in the outdoor pizza oven. (Not to mention: showing the in-laws that non-Greeks can cook meat too ) The pic looks great and I bet the meat was delicious. You may just have created a family tradition with your Christmas Pig in the outdoor oven!
Yasou!
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:27 PM
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Thanks all - brickie in oz - your 'like' has been noted!
Dino - Kala Christouyenna kai Kali Kronia! I've already up-turned the Greek celebrations - without me (the Brit) they wouldn't be 'karaoke singers', Wii champions, or even know what a 'Christmas cracker' is! I had them wearing paper hats - even my mother in law (77) who has problems walking threw down her walking stick and belly danced with her grand daughter!
I must say the pig was easier than doing a turkey (which Greeks are not keen on) - My side of the table had brussel sprouts, carrots, peas, gravy etc - their side had salads, tsatziki, bread, meat, potatoes etc - so we were all happy!
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:34 AM
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Looks great asimenia, too bad about the skin. That's my favorite part. I think leaving the lid off the entire time would have made it crispy. Or maybe just part of the time.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:21 AM
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That is a good looking pig! Perhaps you could have thrown the whole thing on the BBQ after it was cooked to crisp the skin. That is essentially the method I use when I roast a whole pig in our Caja China http://www.lacajachina.com/cooking-i...pork.htmlAfter it is fully cooked, we boost the temperature and turn the pig skin side up to crisp it.
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That roast pig looks way good!
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for the info - but the pig would have fallen to pieces if I had tried to turn it over - the meat just fell from the bone. I really don't care about the skin as I get a freaky 'guilt trip' even if I pull a bit of skin off a chicken and eat it!
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