Gourmet spit roasts are a great option for your next party. It’s a unique way to serve food to your guests. Not only will you have a delicious meal – you’ll have a bold centrepiece as well! The cooking method is also known as a rotisserie. It involves cooking meats over an open fire. Whilst it can be done in the oven, wood and coal give off a distinct, smoky aroma that flavours the meat.
If you’re interested in this type of food, here are a few things to consider.
What type of meat do you want?
Contrary to popular belief, rotisserie cooking can be done on a variety of meats – even delicate ones. Most of us are familiar with succulent whole roasted pork and rotisserie chicken. However, many are surprised to find that fish and vegetables can be roasted as well. In fact, roasted fish is most commonly done after fishing.
The meat you pick will determine how long you’ll have to prepare before the party. This method of cooking needs a lot of time, especially for tougher cuts of meat. Beef and pork can take anywhere from 8 to 12 hours of time to cook, depending on the size. Meanwhile, chicken can take 1 to 2 hours, whilst fish can take 15 to 30 minutes.
Long cooking times are what makes rotisserie unique. You can’t rush a perfectly roasted piece. The low flame slowly tenderises the meat from the inside, whilst gently caramelising the outer layer. The constant rotation of the pole allows the meat to baste itself in its own juices. If you want a perfectly cooked dish, you need to take the time to prepare.
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Hire a chef.
The only way to get a perfect roast is to hire a professional to do it. Keep in mind that it’s not just about putting on slabs of various meats on top of coals. It’s about proper cooking methods, temperatures and equipment. Only professional caterers will have the knowledge, skill and experience of roasting the perfect dish.