Hog roasts have generally featured big in English history throughout the ages and that tradition still continues, as evidenced by the increasing popularity of hog roasting events. But how do you serve this culinary and visual delight at your own event?
It is entirely possible to cook your own hog roast at home, provided that you are not squeamish and can get hold of the meat, ingredients and machine to do it. It can be a bit of a precision art – you must ensure that you always follow the instructions carefully, not allowing the machine to become too hot.
If this happens, it’s likely that you will end up with burnt skin on the exterior and raw meat inside. A perfectly cooked hog will have clear juices when punctured, and the meat should be gloriously juicy. Remember always to leave your meat to rest after roasting for a while before carving. This, in short, is what you should bear in mind before serving your guests.
Many find it easier, though, to employ hog roast catering providers. Search online and you will find that there will be several hog roast hire services available in your area, all professionals who will come and do the roasting for you. They will bring the meat and all the necessary equipment and leave you free to enjoy your party, whatever the occasion. After all, there are many other things that need to be planned when hosting such a party.
If you don’t have one already, you will need to create a decking area using landscape timbers. Landscape timbers should be resistant to rot, so you need to find a quality company for this. You also need to take care of invites, music, and decorations too.
Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Caterer
Hog roast events can be challenging at times, regardless of the magnitude of the event. Whether you are hosting a couple of friends over for a pig roast in your garden or you want to cook a hog for a big event like a wedding, they both involve a lot of work. Due to this, it is a good idea to hire the services of a hog roasting expert or catering service.
Getting these services should not be a problem as they are quite a number of companies offering them in the UK. However, it is important to know exactly what you will get from the caterer so that you can plan the event better.
The caterer provides you with everything that you will need to roast your pig. This includes the machine, all the ingredients and the hog itself. However, it will still be a DIY project as you will have to roast the pig on your own. This is if you pick the all-inclusive drop off wherein you will do the roasting. Another thing you can expect from the catering service if you choose such package is roasting instruction so you know how to do the roasting. If you think you don’t have hog roast skills and need some tips on how to do it perfectly, why not just get the full roasting package?
Once you figure out what the caterer will provide you with you will now be able to plan your event. However, in most cases, the caterer will give you everything required for hog roasts. As a matter of fact, you will probably not incur any other cost after hiring these services. As everything will be taken care of, you will only be tasked with getting the fire started and ensuring the pig does not get burned when roasting. Things couldn’t be better or simpler than this, especially given the fact that some of the things you require for the roast may not be easy to come by.
The last thing that you need to know when hiring these services is that the caterer will deliver the items to your place of choice for convenience purposes. Some of the items (for example, the oven) are very bulky, and they may give you logistical challenges if they are not delivered. A well-established hog roast caterer should not have any difficulty making the delivery.
So there you have it: everything you need to know about hosting a hog roast party this year. If you want to impress friends and family in 2020, this is definitely the type of event you should consider!
This is a collaborative post.