Friday, July 12, 2013

Oven Roasted Lechon

Re-cooked January 1,2014 using pork belly
Are you missing the lechon? It is not a problem, you can make your own lechon if you have oven. Mmmmm crispy pork skin just like the lechon that we can buy at the best lechon stores. This is very easy to cook in the oven all we need are the following:

2 kilos pork ( any part that you would like to use)
3 tablespoons calamansi or lemon juice
1 teaspoon black pepper corn ( pamintang buo)
1/2 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1. Marinate the meat with all the marinating ingredients then refrigerate for an hour.

2. Preheat the oven at 300 degrees celsius then put the pork and roast for 15 minutes at this temperature.

3. After 15 minutes decrease the temperature to 100 degrees celsius then continue to cook the pork for 90 minutes or until fully cooked.
4. When you are almost done cooking, increase the heat to 300 degrees celsius then roast the pork for 10 to 15 minutes to make sure that the skin is crispy.
5. Remove from the oven then set aside for 15 minutes allowing it to continue cooking, slice then serve. :-)

If you do not need to cook a lot just reduce the amount of meat and the temperature of the oven put at 180C.


  1. May I know what's the equivalent of 300 Celsius to Fahrenheit? Thank you.

  2. Sorry what pigue or perna is that the leg of the pig? Can i use belly?

    1. its the meaty part near in the upper thigh near the butt, or the butt, yes you can use the belly, if you can read the caption at the very first picture it says belly.

  3. What's the equivalent to 150 Celsius to fahrenheit.

  4. How to roast it? Skin on top or bottom? Do you have to put water in? Can you baste the skin while baking?

  5. Skin on top, yes you can baste. no need to put water, but I knew some people put water in while roating, I want also to try that.

  6. Our oven is not the gas range type or the real oven which are really used by bakers..i'm afraid the result will not be the same..can I used a turbo instead?

  7. Yes you can use Turbo Broiler but you need to decrease the temperature in cooking.

  8. Ms Mely, am confused by ur Celsius/Farenheit conversion.
    300 degree C = 572 F
    100 " C = 350F 150C = 300F

    Pls confirm the right answer Chef!

    1. Why you are confused?
      Which answer is wrong? Can you point it?
      300C is 572F
      150C is 302F but I rounded it off to 300


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