Filipino Lechon Recipe or Roasted Pig Pork Recipe

lechon2Filipino Lechon Recipe or Roasted Pig Ham or Pork Recipe Ingredients:

1 whole pig (about 20 kilos)
black pepper
soy sauce For the stuffing:
5 to 10 bundles lemon grass (tanglad)
20 pcs. bananas (saba variety), peeled then halved or
20 pcs. taro (gabi), peeled

Filipino Lechon Recipe or Roasted Pig Ham or Pork Recipe Cooking Instructions:

1. Clean and prepare the pig by removing innards, washing and scraping innards, washing and scraping the body of bristles. Rinse and allow to drain a bit before stuffing.
2. Rub with salt and pepper inside and out.
3. Rub soy sauce on the skin of the pig. This will make it nicely red when roasted.
4. Stuff the belly of the lechon with lemon grass along with saba and gabi. Sew to close.
5. Skewer the pig and split roast over live charcoal or traditionally, in some parts of Cebu, under live fire. Roast until crisp.
6. Lechon is not served with a sauce. But if a dipping sauce is requested, vinegar with scallions and pepper may be served along with it.


9 Comments on "Filipino Lechon Recipe or Roasted Pig Pork Recipe"

  1. Rufina on Wed, 5th Aug 2009 3:48 pm 

    Thank you so much for this simplistic and yet delicious recipe easily adopted on a smaller scale. Thus far, your lechon recipe is the one I’m looking for. The lechon photo included with the recipe makes it more applealing considering the labor intensive component of lechon making. Thanks a bunch.

  2. Lovely Philippines on Thu, 6th Aug 2009 9:33 am 

    Hello Rufina, thanks for the very nice comment. I’m glad we’ve helped you in some ways.

  3. julie pearl espinosa on Tue, 15th Feb 2011 10:59 am 

    it help me a lot with all the information about your articles, especially about the different festivals in the philippines. because im having my research and i found it so informative. i know you can help more students like me. can i ask for the name of the editor/writer about the cebu province for my reference?
    thank you very much.!
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  4. Perry P. Perkins on Tue, 19th Jul 2011 10:54 am 

    Lovely recipe. IMO there is no better way to prepare a pig than the Filipino Lechon style! Love it!

  5. Susana Ramke on Mon, 28th Nov 2011 1:34 am 

    thank you for your easy to follow recipe for cooking lechon. how many kilos is that pig? does it really need 7 hours to cook a lechon? please give me more instruction. i am cooking lechon this coming 2011 christmas eve. thanks again

  6. Owen on Thu, 21st Feb 2013 11:24 am 

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  7. Otiv Oicangi on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:20 pm 

    Hi thre Ms Rufina:

    It would have been perfect if you provided information on how long to roast it and on what temperature. You think you can add that to your instruction? Thank you.

  8. Anthony cruz on Sat, 21st Sep 2013 9:58 am 

    Thank you for this recipe! I will definitely try it. I have a question though, how much salt for the salt rub? And also, is it ok to add some anise and if so how much?

  9. mrie on Sat, 23rd Nov 2013 7:24 am 

    whats with the saba is this ripe?or not?the taro is it cooked already before stuffing?

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