Today is National Roast Suckling Pig Day! Did you know that it typically takes two days to fully prepare and roast a pig? It's difficult to imagine that anyone would actually have the time to roast a pig during the hectic holiday season! Nevertheless, roast suckling pigs are an iconic holiday dish, often depicted as the centerpiece of a massive feast.
A suckling pig is a young piglet that has not yet been weaned from its mother. Young piglets are considered a delicacy because their meat is very tender compared to older pigs. A suckling pig can range anywhere from 9 to 20 pounds, depending on how many people you intend to feed.
There are various recipes for suckling pig that can be traced back to Ancient Rome and China. Today, pig roasts are a popular tradition in cultures all around the world. To celebrate National Roast Suckling Pig Day, start gathering the necessary ingredients for the roasted pig centerpiece of your holiday feast!