4 alternative things to can cook on your spit roast machine
August 23, 2016
Although a hog roast is our personal favourite of things to cook on a spit roast machine, there are many other delicious treats that you can rustle up to make something a little different. The versatility of these gadgets are fantastic, so take a look at these four alternative things you can cook on your spit roast machine and let us know your favourite!
Naturally, chicken is a fantastic option for spit roasting, especially when feeding many people as you can secure several chickens along the spit and roast them to juicy perfection. This will create beautifully tender chicken, with crispy skin and a great depth of flavour. The simplicity of this dish will still provide a fantastic meaty centrepiece, and is a very popular alternative to a pig. Serve this in a bun, with salads or with vegetables, to provide a wonderful summer spread!
Whether you make the vegetables as the main or as an accompaniment, vegetables also benefit greatly from this kind of cooking. There are three choices in this process, you can place them in a tray that is secured off the bottom of the machine and let the meat juices drip over, ensuring maximum flavour as well as a great texture, this technique is great for roasting root veg in particular, however almost any vegetable can be used! The second option is to secure the vegetables to the spit itself, you can do this with vegetables such as onions, cabbages and potatoes. The final option is that you can put the vegetable into a rotisserie basket, and let them spin to perfection, just lightly coat them in oil and seasoning and off you go!
As with chicken, turkey is another great option for spit roasting and although the larger bird requires a longer cooking time it is certainly worthwhile. Turkey doesn’t have to just be for Christmas, it can be great all year around, even in barbeque season! The common mistake when cooking is turkey is to overcook it and leave the meat dry, but with this method it is easy to avoid, leaving your meat cooked to perfection and packed with flavour. With very simple preparations you can serve up a fantastic banquet!
Although this may sound a little strange, it is simply delicious! A spit roast machine can provide more than just a main course, but a pudding also! Take the skin of a whole pineapple and pop it on the spit, glaze with sugar and you have a sweet treat that will glimmer like a yellow gem as it turns on the wheel, you will certainly not be disappointed! You can then carve this up as an ample centrepiece for dessert also, what a way to end the meal!