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The Ultimate Roast Challenge: Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)

Cochinillo Asado

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The uninitiated would probably describe cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig) as a bizarre food deserving of being featured in Andrew Zimmern’s television show. However, those who get past their initial squeamishness soon realize that cochinillo asado is a treat like no other.  

A Well-Loved Dish

Cochinillo Asado enjoys a solid reputation as a truly special offering. Four centuries ago, Cervantes’ included this dish in his famous novel, Don Quixote. Ernest Hemingway likewise mentioned it in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. [Read more…]

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Turducken – The Turkey, the Duck, and the Chicken

Turducken

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There is a popular expression about hitting two birds with one stone, but turducken brings everything up by one level because this dish is all about three birds in one roast. The word turducken is a combination of three words: turkey, duck, and chicken. It is a dish that brings a new twist to the traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece while increasing its feeding capacity.

How the Turducken Came to Be

In Delish – Holiday Recipes Section’s The History of the Almighty Turducken, Justine Sterling says, “For those not intimately acquainted with this meat masterpiece, the turducken consists of a de-boned chicken stuffed inside a de-boned duck stuffed inside a de-boned turkey. Each layer is padded with stuffing. This new beast is then prepared as a traditional turkey would be: roasted, braised, fried, grilled, barbecued, it’s up to you. [Read more…]

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