The city of Segovia is magical not only for its history recognized as World Heritage but because it is an ideal destination to escape the saturation of large cities. If we are visiting Segovia we include in our itinerary rambling for its tourist attractions the taste of the best of its cuisine, for example its suckling pig. Segovia is a recognized destination in the culinary world for their special which highlights the pork so it is ideal to include in our itinerary gastronomic tour so we taste this dish. In most restaurants in Segovia we find that what stands in this piglet is the combination of raw materials and perfect processing.
Puente de Segovia
The Segovia suckling is considered cultural and gastronomic heritage of Segovia so to taste this dish you must not only take into account the time, but also the constant worry of its specialists to improve product quality through Special Care animal breeding destinations. Although the pig is also popular in other destinations such as Madrid and Aragon, only in Segovia it is considered a cultural heritage. If you tasted in a restaurant or traditional local, it is sure to be prepared in the usual baked clay pots and will be served with a crispy crust and uniform brightness. If served hot, it is best to accompany it with wine.
Suckling Pig Quality
Dinner in Segovia
If you ever want to prepare this dish it is important to know how to open and arrange it in the pan with the skin side down, then you will have to add water, season with salt and some species and place in the oven after it has been preheated to 180 degrees. The ideal time to be cooked is 60 minutes. After this time we will remove and turn to avoid overcooking or in worst cases burn the tail and ears. One can place on a platter or foil, after a few minutes it will be ready to serve.
Segovia photos: teekay72, Raiden1, timothylarose, Chiang Benjamin, Doug Finney.