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Roast Suckling Pig at Segovia's Old Style

Learn hot to prepare a piggy for luch!

As you can guess, I am addict to the Lomo Competitions… This month, the Mephistos April Rumble it’s about traditional food, so a couple of weeks ago, when my boyfriend and me were going to have a “Cochinillo” for lunch, we tough taking some photos could be a good idea.

A disclaimer for vegetarians and sensitive people: the pig looks like a dead pig before putting it into the oven… Basically because it is a dead pig…

The Roast Suckling Pig at Segovia’s Style or as we say here: “Cochinillo” is probably the easiest receipt in the world! It doesn’t need special sauces or spices, because in the way I am going to tell you, it keeps its real taste and it is delicious and soft, almost buttery! So, if you try that receipt at home, don’t “innovate”. Pepper or garlic is forbidden!

Before starting, when you go to the butchery, ask the butcher to clean the pig to cook it in the oven, but not to remove the head.

Ingredients for four hungry people:

- 1 Sucking Pig of approximately 3 kg (or half pig, depending on the size)
- Salt
- A cup of extra virgin olive oil

The receipt:

1. Put the sucking pig on an oven tray.
2. Add salt and olive oil.

Photo by toyam

3. Preheat the oven for 20 minutes (220 Cº)
4. Place the pig in the oven. Roast the pig for 2 hours at 180 Cº and an additional half hour at 220 Cº. (That’s to get a crunchy skin)

Photo by toyam

You can serve it with some roast vegetables or fries.

Buen provecho!

Photo by toyam

written by toyam


  1. atria007


    ayyy dios mio pobreee!!! las fotos estan wayyy pero soy vegeta no puedo dar al me gusta ainsss 8(

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  2. toyam


    @atria007 Ya lo he advertido en el disclaimer... la verdad es que las fotos son un poco bizarras y somos tan brutos que tenemos la tradición de ponerles nombre a los cerditos antes de cocinarlos. Éste se llamaba Lucas

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  3. polinices


    JAJAJA!!! Lo siento por los vegetarianos, pero me ha entrado unhambre!!! Voy a merendar!

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  4. beni


    yo no tengo problema con la carne...pero la primera foto...y, perdona, pero tienes una cara de loco en la última que sé...cuan menos inquietante el artí gusta

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  5. susielomovitz


    ñomi ñomi! pues a mi me encanta el cochinillo, me encanta la entrada y me encantan las fotos! :P.

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  6. ryotaro


    Al igual que Atria yo tambien soy vegeta. Pero me encantan las fotos tan bizarras. jejejejej

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  7. alehopgm


    @beni... ¿cara de loco? ¿yo? Sería hambre... o que estaba cocinando para mi futuro suegro...

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  8. toyam


    @polinices espero que merendaras bien!
    @beni @alehopgm es en realidad benjamín barker... el cochinillo era un invitado y nos lo comimos para no dejar rastro...
    @susielomovitz y @ryotaro muchas gracias! Estáis invitados a comer! ;)

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  9. deprofundis


    ains, una segoviana en Tenerife que babeaaaaa :D
    enhorabuena, ese cochinillo se lo merece yihaaaaaaaaa

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