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Whole Roast Pig Recipe on the Blaze Professional Gas Grill

SERVES 12 - 14 PREP 1 hour BRINE 4 - 12 hours COOK 3 hours

Print Recipe

Ingredients


  • Whole Suckling Pig (around 21 Lbs)

  • For Trussing:
  • Kitchen Twine
  • Large Needle
  • Stainless Steel U Bolt & Wire Clamp

  • For Brine:
  • 17 Quarts Ice Water (or enough to fully cover & chill big while brining)
  • 5 ½ Cups Kosher Salt
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 17 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 15 Leaves Fresh Sage
  • 17 Cloves Diced Garlic
  • 2.5 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Lemons Sliced
  • 1 Orange Sliced
  • 5 Inch Piece Of Ginger Sliced
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 34 Whole Black Peppercorns

  • Dry Rub For Pig:
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Creole Seasoning Blend (enough to coat inside of pig)

  • Creole Seasoning Blend:
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted Garlic Powder
  • 2 TBSP. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Dry Basil
  • 2 TBSP. Dry Thyme
  • 1 TBSP. Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 TBSP. Paprika
  • 2 TBSP. Dry Rubbed Sage
  • 1 TBSP. Dry Lemon Peel

  • Drip Pan:
  • 32oz. Beef Broth
  • 1 Bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Sage
  • ¼ Cup Rendered Bacon Fat
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • 4 Grilled Carrots
  • 3 Grilled Sweet Potatoes
  • 8 Grilled Red Potatoes
  • 3 Grilled Bell Peppers
  • 6 Stalks Grilled Celery
  • 3 Grilled Yellow Onions

  • For Basting:
  • 3/4 Cup Rendered Bacon Fat

Directions

  1. In a pot over medium heat, stir in salt & sugar until completely dissolved.
  2. Add remaining brine ingredients, cover & allow to steep for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Add a layer of ice to an ice chest large enough to soak pig in brine.
  4. Pour brine over ice to cool before adding pig.
  5. Place pig in ice chest to brine.
  6. Submerge pig completely in cool water & ice.
  7. Close ice chest & allow pig to brine for 4-12 hours.
  8. While waiting on pig to brine, pre grill vegetables that will be in the drip pan while the pig finishes cooking.
  9. Rough chop grilled vegetables & set aside in fridge for later.
  10. Set up your Blaze Professional 44 inch grill for cooking the pig by removing the cooking grids.
  11. Remove heat zone separators & middle two flame tamers. Place drip pan over the center two burners, these will not be turned on during the cook.
  12. Place two smoker boxes over both the far left and right burners.
  13. Fill smoker boxes with cherry & pecan wood chips.
  14. After your pig is finished brining, remove from brine & pat dry.
  15. Score pig skin & coat with chilled bacon fat.
  16. Season the inside of the pig with creole seasoning & kosher salt.
  17. Attach U bolt to where the middle of the pig will be on the rotisserie rod.
  18. Run U bolt from the inside of the ribs to the outside of the back, tighten wing nuts to secure to the rotisserie rod.
  19. Use a large needle & kitchen twine to sew up pig belly.
  20. Secure the front and back of the pig well with the rotisserie forks, tighten with pliers.
  21. Truss legs & snout of the pig to rotisserie rod.
  22. Turn far left & right burners to medium low, heating ambient temperature of the grill to 350°.
  23. Add red wine, beef broth, bacon fat & herb sprigs to drip pan.
  24. Place pig on rotisserie of grill & roast with the lid closed.
  25. Baste every 30 minutes with liquid from drip pan.
  26. Once pig has roasted for about an hour and a half, turn far left and right burners to low.
  27. Turn on rear infrared burner & close the grill lid to allow the pig skin to crisp.
  28. Baste with pure bacon fat for the rest of the cook every 30 minutes.
  29. After about an hour and a half in front of the infrared burner, your pig might be done roasting.
  30. Turn off grill burners & rotisserie motors, check internal temperature.
  31. If the pig is golden brown & the internal temperature has reached 160 in the thickest portion of the meat, it is done.
  32. Close lid of the grill, leave burners off & let pig rest for 30 minutes before plating.
  33. Serve with grilled vegetables as a side & enjoy!

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