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Dec 26, 2010 06:33 AM

whole animal

Friends and I are looking to pit roast a whole....pig, lamb. I know Central Mkt. in San
Antonio has what they call "suckling pigs" but man o man are they HUGE. I don't know the
weight cut off point for "suckling" but these hummers are hummers. I really want something
in the 25-40 pound range, not 50-80 pound Anyone know of a source? Our ranch hands can give
help/advice on the pit but they usually do only goat I'd really like to do a porker. I purchased a
"lamb" a couple of years ago, but again, it was too big. I live in Kerrville and am quite agreeable
to driving a reasonable distance, say 50-75 mile radius to find a candidate!
DH received a copy of "Planet Barbeque" so now we're pumped to do some serious, but offbeat
cooking. Looking at lambchops roasted on a shovel; porterhouse steaks on live coals; tenderloin
wrapped in muslin and tossed on coals and other fun sounding, fire-breathing meals. Any
word on where to find these animals will be appreciated.

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  1. Is there a Fiesta in San Antonio? I have a friend who does whole pigs, at least once a year. The ones he does are the size you are seeking, and he sources them from Fiesta. Fiesta is a large grocery chain, I think they are headquartered out of Houston.

    1. No, no Fiesta in SA. There are two in Austin and I've e-mailed them to find out it they have
      the beasts available. Thanks for the suggestion.

      1. What Central Market in san Antonio? Address would really be Helpful.

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        1. re: Gioram

          The "hache-A-bay" (aka faux-French pronunciation of HEB) in Alamo Heights is the only one in SA.

          4821 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
          Phone:(210) 368-8600