Caja China Pig Roasters Steal the Show at Ocean Reef Club Key Largo Event
The preparation began at roughly 10:00 am, when members of the Latin Touch catering team unloaded their La Caja Asadora grills and began spreading charcoals over the roasters. Two nights before company owner Mat Masters had injected the 60 lb. dressed pigs with mojo criollo marinade and applied an Adobo dry rub. Once the coals were lit and the scent of the meat began to make its way around the party it didn’t take long for a group to amass around the caja china style boxes. When asked what he thought of the pig roaster, one patron commented, “I’ve seen something similar in the south. They called it a Cajun Microwave, but this seems to be built even better. I can’t wait to try it.”
That feeling was echoed by his son, who couldn’t seem to believe a whole pig could be roasted in just four hours, “This is the best pork I’ve ever had in my life!” He exclaimed when asked for a verdict. Masters himself was quick to add that it’s very common for folks who have never tried meat from these pig roasters to have that kind of reaction, “We get a lot of people who fall in love with la caja china style cooking and Cuban food in general when we do events like this. We love it!” He also added that while the name of the company is Latin Touch, many of their catering events are not Hispanic in their food offerings. “We do a lot of events where the recipes call for barbecue mops and sauces on the meat and ribs, along with corn on the cob, baked potatoes, etc. We can do whatever the client desires.” The company also retails the la caja china style roasters (or Cajun microwaves) on their website, where they have a number of recipes, including pork, ribs, chicken, turkey, and more. Guides, and tips on how to use the china box can be found there as well.