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.
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.
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 makes 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 #RoastSucklingPigDay
Feeling up to the challenge? This celebration challenges us to give this recipe a try: Whole Roasted 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.
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