Cooking meat on a spit can result in some very tasty treats, packed full of flavour and juices, which come together to create a superb meal for your guests. An incredibly easy way to cook, spit roasting is almost fool proof, but we have just a few tips for you to ensure that your meat is as flavoursome and tender as possible:
Some meats need to simply be seasoned and cooked and it will create its own incredible flavours, however others can benefit from a marinade. This can help to make the meat softer and infuse the flavours throughout. You should leave the meat to marinade a minimum of an hour, depending on the size and type of the meat to do a little research and find the perfect combination for your spit roast!
This kind of cooking is slow cooking, you want to take the time and care to ensure that your results are as perfect as can be. Don’t be tempted to crank up the heat to speed up the cooking process as this could result in dry or chewy meat which you do not want. We promise that the wait will be worthwhile once you take that first bite of deliciousness! Use the time to cook up a few burger and hot dog appetisers before the main hog roast is sliced.
Allow your meat some resting time, this will let the juices run and let the depths of flavour further develop. This will also make your meat more tender. The resting time does not need to be too long, just enough for the meat to work its magic! You can then use the juices to make a tempting gravy to accompany your offerings.
Invest in a meat thermometer
This is a vital element when cooking on the spit. As it is a little different to conventional oven cooking, you want to ensure that your meat is cooked to perfection. A meat thermometer is particularly helpful when cooking meats such as pork which need to be cooked through to avoid any upset stomachs!
Ensure your meat is secure
One of the most important things to check when spit roasting is that your meat is secured sufficiently. Doing this incorrectly could result in uneven cooking, or even the meat falling off completely. Avoid this disaster by performing a few routine checks each time you set up your spit to ensure your success!
Watch the video below to make sure that your are trussing your pig to the spit correctly.
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