Plan for Enough Pork to Feed All Your Guests
Needless to say, you’ll require a pig, or two or three depending on the amount of guests you’ll be hosting. Young pigs are the best for roasting. They have a relatively low amount of fat, yet are extremely gelatinous. This makes for pork that almost melts as its’ being cooked.
You’ll need to plan on having about a half-kilo of pig per guest, to account for bones and shrinkage during cooking. Most young pigs weigh less than fifty kilos, so if you’re planning on having more than a hundred guests, plan on having multiple pigs.
You should order your pig up to two weeks before your event. Roasting pigs need to be prepared and hung for around six days to be ready for the roasting spit. Once you receive your pig the day before your event, store it in a plastic bag surrounded by an ice bath.
When you’re ready to spit roast your pig, the only other ingredient you’ll need is lots of kosher salt. Salt them liberally inside and out before mounting them on the spit.