OINK N’ Oyster Roast

I like to cook and take pictures so I thought I’d pass this on….

This past Sunday my wife & I invited our neighborhood over for a good old fashioned Oink N’ Oyster Roast. A 120 lb live weight piggy, great neighbors, a keg of Yuengling beer, cold cold Salt Run oysters, strong west winds but sunny & 70 ˚F temperature made for a great afternoon. It was fun preparing things for some great neighbors.

I’ll let the photos tell the story.

Saturday

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120 lb live weight “Dandee” piggy
Spine split and cleaned up

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Rubbed down with Kosher salt and Adobo Criollo

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Homemade Mojo injection marinade (melded, strained, then injected)

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Before: Ready for injection & final rub down

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After: Ready for the cooler (ice doubled bagged and put into cavity)

Sunday

Taking the pig out of the cooler I let it warm up outside for 1.5 hours before placing it in the La Caja China

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In the La Caja China box with some slight modifications

Oyster Roasting
While the piggy is cooking we roast oysters using an adjustable height metal grate which swings on a heavy solid metal pole pounded into the ground. Fill the grate up with oysters, cover em with a wet gunny sack, then swing em over the coals that are cooking the pig to roast the oysters. These Salt Run oysters are always really salty and they are perfect for roasting.

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Shucking….training for the upcoming JOSFC Sailfish Pot Party!!

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Beautiful weather on Sunday

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Some of the girls

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3.5 hours later: shaking off the ash in preparation to make the heat jump to crisp the skin

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Flipping the hog over

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About to score (Xs) and crisp the skin

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5 hours and 11 minutes total time and the piggy is ready

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Looking good!

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Nothing like GREAT neighbors!! What a fun Sunday!!

Hoo Yah!!

Brian

Replies

  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,016 Moderator
    Fantastic! Good sized crowd, too.

    Our oysters this weekend were more on the simple side.
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    Did make some Pompano and yft sushi last night that was tasty...

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    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • GRSCGRSC Posts: 939 Officer
    Any pics of your oyster roasting contraption? Im always looking for ways to improve my operation.

    Now, while the piggy is cooking, I roast the oysters on a large AC drainage sheet pan suspended over the LaCaja China coals with a couple of bricks on each end. works pretty well, but always room for improvement.
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,144 AG
    Looked like a heck of a bash Brian. Where was my invite??!!
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • JC_UF_ITKJC_UF_ITK Posts: 489 Deckhand
    I'm with Flash! I'm not your neighbor, but will travel for that kind of grub!
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