- Whole pig
- Garlic, minced
- Lemongrass, chopped
- Bay leaves
- Cooking oil
- Clean the pig thoroughly and pat dry.
- In a bowl, mix salt, minced garlic, pepper, lemongrass, and bay leaves to create a marinade.
- Rub the marinade all over the pig, ensuring that it is evenly coated.
- Let the pig marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven or roasting pit to a high temperature.
- Place the pig on a roasting rack and secure it properly.
- Roast the pig for about 3 hours or until the skin turns crispy and golden brown.
- Rotate and baste the pig every 30 minutes to ensure even cooking and to keep it moist.
- Once the lechon is cooked, remove it from the oven or pit and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Lechon is now ready to be enjoyed.