Porcellum Assum Tractomelinum

Roast Suckling Pig with a Pastry and Honey Stuffing Or Porcellum Assum Tractomelinum in latin.

1 whole suckling pig
3 tbsp freshly-ground black pepper
1 cup honey
2 1/2 cups red wine
2 bayleaves
1.5 lb dried pastry, flaked (They used some stale danishs)

Clean and gut the suckling pig through the neck then set aside. Combine the black pepper, honey, wine and bayleaves in a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then take off the heat and remove the bayleaf. Work in the crumbled pastry, stirring until the mixture is thick and the blend is smooth. Pour the mixture through the neck of the suckling pig then bind closed with skewers and cover with foil. Sit on a rack in a roasting tin then transfer to an oven pre-heated to 430°F and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 320°F and continue roasting for 50 minutes per kg, or until the skin is crisp and the meat is thoroughly cooked (check that the meat juices run clear by piercing in the thickest part of the roast). Remove the pig from the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, carve and serve.

It was very delicious. It was served to me by a greek couple in the neighborhood who invited my babes and I to dinner to thank me for turning a few of their hogs into sausage for them. It was very very good. So good I had to share. It was moist, tender, the stuffing was flavorful and also decently moist.

2 comments on “Porcellum Assum Tractomelinum

  1. Hey Frank – Thanks for the ping-back. NZ artisan honey with suckling pig – what a combo!

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