Crackling Pig Roast

Crackling Pig Roast. The words evoke images of celebration, of good times and cheer. So as my sister was reading the announcement in the local paper, I was making plans to be there. I was so intrigued by the idea of a pig roast and the menu that Chef Gari Ferguson had created that I almost showed up a week early!

The Menu –

Whole Smoked Crackling Roast Pig
Green Papaya Slaw
Pickled Red Onions
Hard Dough Rolls with Honey Butter
Smoked Sweet Potato
Mac & Goat Cheese
BBQ Onions
Tangy Tamarind Glaze
Coconut and Lemongrass Sauce
Mango Scotch Bonnet Sauce

On the evening of, we were among the first to arrive. People started trickling in in twos and threes and before long, all the tables were full. Then I watched as the pig was brought in and carefully laid on the table, four young men doing the honors.

Whole Crackling Roast
Crackling Roast Pig
Crackling Roast Pig, ready for eating
Crackling Roast Pig

Chef Gari presiding over the crackling roast pig.

I selected green papaya slaw, hard dough rolls with honey butter, and mac and goat cheese. Contrary to the name, the green papaya wasn’t green. It was those orange-looking strips peeking out below the pork.

Crackling roast, mac and cheese
Crackling Pig Roast

The pig was tender and succulent, and so tasty that I went back for seconds — it was, after all, all-you-can-eat.

Crackling Pig Roast with mac and cheese, roll and onions
Crackling Pig Roast

Another view of my plate. That’s the glazed onions in front, mac and cheese in the background.

G’s BBQ had its second crackling pig roast this week but I wasn’t able to go. It’s now planning to make it a monthly event so if you like pork and are in the Kingston area during the next month, be sure to check them out.

The Marketplace
67 Constant Spring Road
Kingston 10
Mondays-Saturdays, 12 noon to 10:30 p.m.
Check G’s for the current price.

This is my submission to this week’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday series. Be sure to check out other photo and story entries on their website.


48 comments on “Crackling Pig Roast

  1. It is a very nice dish! My mouth is already starting to water as I see the pictures.

  2. I could fill up on a plate of smoked sweet potato and papaya slaw! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  3. OMG, this is a killer post. I am ready to head your way for the next pig roast. The pig, the slaw, the onions, and mac and goat cheese. . .I am dying. . .

  4. Oh, that plate full of food looks very tempting. Roast pork and mac & cheese = yum.

  5. Ooh, this looks like a super yummy experience. Curious about the mac and goat cheese. Some sort of chevre, was it? Did you like it?

  6. Sounds like a fun night out! I’m not much of a meat eater but that mac and goat cheese sounds good!

  7. This looks so yummy! My mouth is watering at this late hour. What a wonderful place to eat. It’s like going to a Hawaiian luau – Jamaican style. I can almost hear the crackling on the pig. Thanks for indulging us!

  8. Looks delicious and that you didn’t leave hungry – but now I’m hungry. It’s lunch time but I don’t think my lunch will even come close to matching this.

  9. Yeah, the mac & goat cheese sounds intriguing. I have both on hand at the moment so I just might give it a try this weekend. 🙂

  10. Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

  11. That’s a huge piece of pig on that table. Now, those glazed onions may be a dish I could make over here. Everything I eat, almost, has onions. I’m now imagining my son cutting into and enjoying that pig. Better not miss out on it next time. 🙂

    And where’ve you been for so long? You’re not as regular in your writing.

  12. That looks pretty good! It’s been a while since I’ve had some pig but he looks quite tasty! 🙂

  13. Oh, yes it was! I forgot about that, Totsy. You must have lost a bit of weight there, eh? Unfortunately, I did miss it — was too tired to go.
    I was on the road for a while then computer problems — thank goodness for my laptop — so that took up a lot of time. Trying to catch up. Thanks for asking.

  14. Oh yum! I do love roast pig and this one has me drooling at the picture. But you didn’t have smoked sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are some of my new favorites but I’ve never had them smoked. Just might have to try that!

  15. Oh my! This all sounds so yummy! The pork, but also so many of the side dishes. Papaya slaw? bring it on!

  16. O_O my lord that is something I missed for a while now! Couple years ago while traveling in Taiwan with my parents, the aboriginals treated us (the group) by roasted a whole pig on a pole with huge camp fire. Your photos made me thought about it again ~ drools ~

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