Cochinillo

cochinillo: a frozen quarter of a suckling pig that has been brined and cooked tender – finish in the oven until skin is golden brown and crispy

  • thaw completely – this may take up to 2 days in refrigerator or leave it in the bag and thaw under cold running water
  • preheat oven to 450F (or 425F with convection setting, which is preferred if available).
  • remove the cochinillo from the bag and place it skin side up on a sheet pan, or cast iron pan or other oven safe roasting pan
  • cook it for 30 to 40 minutes until skin is brown and crispy.
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