NATIONAL ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY
National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18th recognizes a savory dish that takes some planning to prepare. The results, however, are worth the effort.
A suckling pig is a young pig, between the ages of two to six weeks, which is still fed by its mother’s milk. The pig is roasted whole until the skin is crisp. The meat is tender and succulent.
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Suckling pig can range between 8-30 pounds and expect between $12-$20 a pound depending on the market. These factors coupled with the daunting task of roasting a whole (granted small) pig make the finished product a delicacy most anywhere in the world.
With the right tools and ingredients, the roasting process is not that complicated. If you’ve roasted a whole turkey, you can cook a suckling pig. Only the smallest piglets will fit into most standard home ovens. Those at the lower weight range will provide about 20 adult servings.
HOW TO OBSERVE ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY
On National Roast Suckling Pig Day, do you feel up to the challenge? If you do, this celebration challenges us to give this recipe a try: Whole Roasted Suckling Pig.
One way to take on this savory task is by dividing up the responsibilities. Invite others to help you conquer and then savor the suckling pig.
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NATIONAL ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this savory day, we hope you won’t make a pig out of yourself enjoying it.
Suckling Pig FAQ
Q. How many calories are in a serving of roast suckling pig?
A. A 3 ounce serving of roast suckling pig contains approximately 321 calories.
Q. How long does it take to cook a suckling pig?
A. You will need to allow 15 minutes per pound to roast your pig.
Q. Which wine should I serve with roast suckling pig?
A. Both red and white wines pair well with roast suckling pig. Some suggested wine pairings include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Malbec, or Reisling.