Segovian Suckling Pig Hind Leg
Segovian Suckling Pigs are reared very specifically with the mothers having a special feed, being a specific breed of Pig and the Suckling Pigs being exclusively milk-fed. They are normally no older than three weeks weighing between 3kg - 4kg.
The milk feed means succulent meat, tender and paler in colour. After cooking the meat falls off the bone, oozing with delicious flavour. Suckling Pig has a smooth texture and the meat just melts in your mouth.
We love to stick this in a preheated oven between 180 – 200 for 45 – 50 minutes. The perfect amount of time to get beautiful golden crispy crackling and unctuous melt in the mouth meat encased beneath it. Serve whole at the table and let your guests enjoy cutting into the crackling to get to the tender meat. Serve with a large colourful salad full of sundried tomatoes, capers, olives and artichokes. Some crispy new potatoes with a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkling of salt and smoked paprika will lift them and be a sublime accompaniment.