Crisp Roasted Pig's Head

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. Prep
20 min.
Cook
3 hrs
Ready In
4 hrs
12 servings
Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 
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Ingredients

1each pigs' head *
2tablespoons salt
1/2cup brown bean sauce *
1/4cup bourbon *
1cup honeyVideo
1cup water boiling
1tablespoon five spice powder *
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Remove any hair on head by singeing over and open flame or plucking.

Scrub well (using a vegetable brush, if desired) and then sprinkle with salt, rubbing it into the skin.

Rinse well with cool water; pat dry.

Remove any excess fat.

Place head in a colander in the sink and pour a kettle full of boiling water over.

Let cool.

Combine the 5-spice powder, salt, bean sauce and bourbon.

Slash the meat on underside of head and rub half of the spice mixture into the meat.

Rub the remaining spice mixture onto the skin. Place head upright on a rack in a large baking pan.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.

Lower heat to 325 degrees F and continue cooking for an additional 2 hours, or until the meat is cooked through, basting the skin well every 30 minutes with the honey-water mixture.

If ears begin to brown too quickly during cooking period, wrap them with foil.

When head is done, remove to platter and garnish with watercress or coriander.

Chop head into pieces and serve with sweet vegetable relish or plum sauce.

First published: last updated: 2013-12-23

 
 
 
 
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1. Five Spice Powder Recipe over 4 years ago
6 comments

Where and what are the five spices???

rbvanvoorhis@yahoo.com
Va Beach, Va almost 5 years ago

Five spice powder can be found in the spice section of some grocery stores or bulk goods store (eg. Bulk Barn). You might even find it in the Chinese section of grocery stores.

Here's a recipe to make your own five spice powder.

http://recipeland.com/r

Sean
Toronto, Canada almost 5 years ago

i am thinking of doing a head. can i leave the tounge in and after 3hrs are the brains cooked enough to eat

pat
ariz almost 5 years ago

what is brown bean sauce?

millie
usa almost 4 years ago

A popular, rib-sticking noodle dish from Northern ChinaBrown bean sauce is found in jars at most Asian markets. Names of other sauces often used in this dish include yellow bean paste, broad bean sauce, sweet noodle sauce and hot bean paste.

happyzhangbo
Lindsay, Canada almost 4 years ago

very good tasting outstnding

anonymous
Burke, United States 9 months ago
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 51g (1.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 850% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1165mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?