Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Lechon Baboy Recipe

crispy lechon

Crispy and Tasty Lechon Baboy Recipe!

            This is usually the main dish in the middle of the table when you attend parties, birthdays, wedding, and any occasion you can think of. This is the best recipe I've ever tried passed from generations, to meet the perfect crispiness and colour of the skin, and most especially the taste within.

  • one whole pig weighing 25-35 kilos
  For the stuffing
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 7 pieces bay leaves
  • 10-20 bundles of lemon grass
  • 5 cups peeled garlic
  • 1 kilo spring onions
  • 5 pieces large red onion
 For the glaze
  • Sprite softdrinks or soysauce or evaporated milk
  1. First, you have to slaughter the pig. Save the blood for it is used for Dinuguan.
  2. Wash the whole pig with hot water, shave the follicles, cut a straight opening in the stomach and remove all the innards.
  3. Rinse the whole pig and make sure the inside is clean and empty.
  4. Allow to drain for a 1 hour before stuffing.
  5. After draining, rub with salt and pepper inside and out.
  6. Skewer the pig with a long bamboo or iron bar.
  7. Stuff the pig belly with bay leaves, lemon grass, garlic, spring onions and onions.
  8. Sew the belly to close perfectly making sure all ingredients are stuff in.
  9. Rub the skin with sprite, or you can choose between soysauce or evaporated milk. These all gives the same result making the skin crispy and red when its cooked.
  10. Place the skewed pig over hot charcoal, put the charcoal on its side.
  11. Roast the pig slowly, glaze it with sprite from time to time making the skin extra crispy.
  12. Roast until crisp, red and cooked.
  13. When its cooked, removed the skewer and enjoy. For best presentation put an apple in the lechon's mouth.


  1. Yep, but you have to cook it for at least 12 hours, not the usual 3 hours I see here. Jack Daniels makes a good marinade on the outside also.

  2. Based on my experiences with my relatives cooking, maximum time of cooking is approximately 3-4 hours, depends on how you adjust and distribute the charcoal, it should be in moderate setting and spinning the pig slowly to cooked it evenly in and out. We once tried overcooking it but skin all went opened.

  3. how many cups of salt place on the pig weighing 25-35 kgs?