Discussion in 'Members Corner' started by nimo_cn, Feb 2, 2012.
Some traditions that some people continue to honour.
It takes all sorts to make the world!
Reminds me of the Empress of Blandings!
One has to see how cattle or sheep are equally butchered so that people can have their non vegetarian platters full!
Here is an image where a pig is slaughtered and the blood is saved.
And see this:
Tasty Pork. Bon Appetit!
But then, this is where the fun lies!
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Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world, providing about 38 percent of daily meat protein intake worldwide. Just about all parts of the pig can be used to produce pork meat and often a suckling, or even a medium size pig, can be roasted whole.
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Having said that it doesnâ€™t half look good doesnâ€™t it? Your rotisserie is ideal for this type of cooking (especially if over charcoal) because the intense heat at the beginning of the cookout is just what's needed to get the crackling off to a good start.
Donâ€™t worry if youâ€™re doing this for the first time and are nervous about getting good crackling just follow my tips for perfect pork crackling and you canâ€™t go wrong.
For doing a pork rotisserie at home ask your butcher for a good sized rolled pork loin. Itâ€™s a tasty cut and with the skin on offers a great opportunity for some crispy crackling.
The recipe itself (in terms of seasoning) is extremely simple because what's most important about this cookout is the final textures as well as flavors.
Preparation Time:- 10 mins
Cooking Time:- 90 mins
Total Time:- 1hr 40 mins
Ingredients:- One pork loin
Score the skin of the pork so that you penetrate the fat that is under the skin but don't go down to the flesh otherwise your meat will dry out. Season with salt, rubbing the salt into the skin and fat.
Thread the pork loin onto the spit roast taking care to ensure that you've got the meat nicely balanced on the spit rod. Cook for approximately 90 minutes intitially over high heat to get the skin to bubble and crisp then turn the heat down so that it cooks but doesn't burn.
Check the internal temperature using a bbq thermometer for 160Â°F or 71Â°C and you're ready to remove it from the heat.
If it needs a bit longer and this shouldnâ€™t be a problem because the loin is quite a fatty piece of meat and it won't easily dry out.
When your spit roasted pork cooked, remove from the grill and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. There's two reasons for this:-
To seal in the juices and keep the pork moist
To allow the spit rod time to cool before you burn yourself trying to remove it!
When you've got the rod out, you're ready to carve and serve. I usually start by removing the outer shell of cracking and then slicing thinly. Cut up the crackling and place a piece on each plate. Yum!
We have similar animal sacrifices during Dassehra and Bakri Id.
I guess that Google doesn't translate it well. I think you have to rephrase it in English so that people can understand you.
By the way, try not to pass yourself off as a Chinese by putting on Chinese flag and posting broken Chinese.
What is it that has been written?
I was about to delete it since Chinese without translation is not allowed, but I waited for a Chinese to translate it.
What does it say?
The ritual are gruesome.
But when it arrives on the plate, few complain!
I guess he was saying "only happens in China, sick people and sick country", very good generation if he was right about it.
That is being unfair.
Since I am on this discussion, I am debarred from intervening as per the Moderator's Rules.
But, be sure he is wrong. Give facts to prove your point.
Very well translated meri jaan nimo. Sorry i forgot to write "sick tradition". Btw your partner pak will not like, you kill and eat pork this way. you should respect ur partner's feelings you know
Pork is the staple of China.
How can they discard that?
I don't think that the Chinese have forced Chinese Muslims to eat it.
Hhh i thought the disturbances in western province of china is due to that...
Nimo, could you tell what is the ritual about, by the picture it looks like people are painting the cloth with the blood. Could you shed some light.
Will the Pig featured above be a match for the Empress for the Annual Shropshire Agricultural Show.
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