A pig roast is already a perfect dish in itself but we cannot disregard the fact that there are appetizers and side dishes that we can serve to make the meal more delightful! As per Cuban / Hispanic tradition, whole pig roasts are best enjoyed with black beans and rice or what we refer to as Mojos y Cristianos. Some love it with Arroz Blanco or white rice. Others are into slaw that’s made from carrots, cabbage and dressing. So I think by now you will ask about the American counterparts that you can prepare for your occasion. Lucky for you, I have found two online resources that feature delicious and easy-to-cook dishes to go with your roasted pig. Let’s check the appetizers first.
You can really WOW your holiday guests by serving a few simple and tasty appetizers before sitting down to the table. Pick just one or two of these to serve as hor d’oeuvers. Keep the portion size small (bite size), so that your guests are not too full before sitting down at the table. You could also just make several of these appetizers for a cocktail party. Many of these recipes can be made in advance, which makes life a lot less hectic on the day of your party.
It was a lovely list, wasn’t it? Corn fritters, deviled eggs, garlic bread sound like great ideas. The rest are also awesome especially the cheese platter. Although I would suggest that you minimize the number of salty food items and add more citric treats in your menu to even out the flavors. This way, you’ll have something salty, sour and sweet (dessert). Anyway, let’s get on to the side dishes that are perfect for barbecue parties! Here’s one article from a popular cooking site you should definitely read!
Upgrade your cookout with our creative recipes for potato salad, corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, and pasta salad. B urgers and hot dogs may be the main attraction, but side dishes can take a summer BBQ from ordinary to outstanding. With a few extra ingredients and a little imagination, you can turn corn on the cob, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, and baked beans into mealtime must-haves. And since many of these variations are meat-free, they’ll gain extra appreciation from vegetarian guests. So, grab your apron and get cooking—we’ll help you put a creative spin on these classic cookout recipes.
I hope that you loved these pig roasting menus I shared with you today. In case you need more tips, read this article that features how to cook a whole pig roast. And to make sure that you’ll serve the best barbecues at home, only use a La Caja China!
Learn how to roast a pig in La Caja China! Watch this video from Cooking With Jack Show!