Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lechon Baka


How do you make Lechon Baka?

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Start with getting a leg of a young calf, inject it with spices and seasoning, then roast it above charcoal.

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Unlike Lechon Baboy (roast pig), cow's meat is denser and it is difficult to evenly cook a baby cow's leg inside and out. The outer part is already well roasted but the inner part of the leg is still red and raw.

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So you slice off the perfectly roasted outer layer,

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to let the layer beneath it have its turn to roast to a nice brown color.

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Make smaller bite sized pieces and it's done. The way of cooking Lechon Baka reminds me of Shawarma where the beef is cooked the same way.

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So how do you want yours - rare, medium rare,

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well done or medium well?

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The left over bone intentionally have some meat attached and can be used to make beef soup.

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3 comments:

dyosa said...

I haven't tried Lechon Baka. It looks good. Maybe I should try it one of these days. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi.

Do you the recipe for Lechon Baka?

Thanks and God bless.

Neil
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Jahz said...

Hello,

Any recipe for lechon baka sauce? Need help. Thanks