Where can I buy Suckling Pig?
- ultraclay Nov 2, 2007 11:30 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy a suckling pig to cook?
Butchers in East Harlem or Washington Heights. Same deal as buying a pig for lechon (a latin preparation of roast suckling pig). Some of the meat markets in Chinatown might have them, too, but I think a latin market is a good bet.
Another option is to talk to someone int the cold room at Fairway in Harlem. They may have a provider or be willing to order it.
Since I see you are in Brooklyn, try any of the butchers in La Marqueta on Moore Street (if still there) in Bushwick, off Graham Avenue. They have them all the time for the holidays.
Nice, thanks for the tips!
I already do half of my meat shopping in Bushwich, I'll have to do some more exploring to find La Marqueta. I'll check the others out too.
I got curious about making it after reading this: http://chubbyhubby.net/blog/?p=499
Now I want to make it myself...
Forgot about the Essex Street Market on the LES. They have a butcher and fishmonger. They can probably get it for you. They have pig's feet, etc. there regularly.
Did you ever find a suckling pig in NYC?
I have just moved to NY and would like to get one.