My work relies on a hog roast hire Launceston events that take all of the details for the jobs that come in. One week I might be in one place the next, 100 miles away! I love the sporadic nature of the industry. I recently worked in Launceston itself which was nice as it meant I wouldn’t need a full tank in the van to get to work! It was a birthday party near Launceston castle, an outdoor party at that. Thermals to the ready! I received the brief from the hog roast hire Launceston and set about securing a fine hog to roast on the night. I work with a butcher that owns a small pig farm not far from where I live and I asked if he could arrange for a fair-sized hog to be ready the day before so I could prepare it.
For the hog roast Launceston, I decided it would be a good idea to use an injection mix of apple cider, brown sugar and sage to counteract the salt in the overall taste of the hog. I do love pork and I know that many others agree but I love the sweetness that can be achieved with a few added extras. One I got the hog home and on my bench, I examined my butcher-friends fine work and began to prepare the mighty feast. Once I had the mixture sorted so that it would blend perfectly into the meat, I began to inject the mix into the hog whilst it was upside down, not only does this magnificent flavour come through when the hog roasts but it also acts as a kind of marinade for the meat prior to cooking. The hog skin is scored perfectly and basted thoroughly with olive oil and coarse-ground sea salt so that all the diners get a generous portion of great-tasting crackling, because let’s face it, who doesn’t want a piece of the greatest tasting substance known to man? After all preparation was complete, I set the hog down on its spit and cover the necessary parts with tin foil to avoid burning the parts that stick out the most, the nose and ears. Once this is finished, the hog is ready to roast. The next day I arrived on time at the castle and saw the masses of beer and wine being carted in for the party. I set up my stand and machine and got ready for the best hog roast Launceston had ever seen!
As the guests started to appear, I removed the foil from the hog and continued the roast, by now, the juices in the marinade and the overall pork taste had really married well and the guests could smell it, it was the most fantastic aroma I think I have ever created with a hog roast. I had good quality bread rolls ready to take the freshly roasted pork, these were all laid out so that no one would be waiting long to get their fill. I also had a cider-apple sauce for those who fancied something slightly special on their sandwich. As the hog roast in Launceston was ready to serve, the guests lined up and began to tuck in, there was absolute silence when they finally got into it, some of the guests even came back for third helpings!
After everyone had eaten, the birthday girl did a speech and the fireworks went off around the castle, it looked absolutely superb! The beers and wine began to flow quite heavily after the fireworks, which is the way it should always be at a birthday party. I really enjoyed catering for such a great crowd of people, they really enjoyed their hog roast sandwiches, probably not as much as I enjoyed making them but there you go!