Roast Suckling Pig Cooked in a Pizza Oven
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This is an easy way to cook a whole suckling pig in a pizza oven.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 24
  • 1 suckling pig - well scored by the butcher (or do it yourself with a very sharp knife)
  • Carrots (you could also add baby fennel and/or celery - whatever you like)
  • Fresh Rosemary sprigs
  • Onions
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Oil
  1. Bring oven temperature to about 145°C / 300°F
  2. Salt cavity well and add onions, carrots and rosemary. Close the opening by sewing the skin if you can.
  3. Cover the snout, ears and tail with foil to prevent burning.
  4. Place in a large baking sheet with the pig's back on top - this gets the best crackling
  5. Roast until the pig is cooked to at least 71°C / 160°F and remove from oven and cover.
  6. Crank up the oven to 260°C / 500°F and slide the pig back into the oven until the skin is blistered and crackled. It should take no more than 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and rest the pork for about 30 minutes before carving (if you can stand the wait)
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at