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Sep 21, 2011 11:09 PM

Porchetta in a La Caja China?

Has anyone ever done this?
Wouldn't it essentially be the same as an oven?

Tips, anyone?

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  1. You got it. A nice portable outdoor oven, but just an oven nonetheless. Why people consider this barbecue has always mystified me.

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    1. re: rjbh20

      Anything with fire means barbecue to most people, I suppose.

      That's what I thought. It is an oven, I just need to maintain a low temperature.

      I have cooked large quantities of meat in the La Caja China, but never just one roast. I can't think of any reason I would have to adjust the way I use it for less meat. Right?
      One chicken of 6, it is just about temperature...

      1. re: mendogurl

        Essentially yes, though if you do six ice cold chickens vs. one, it will probably take longer since the small box will cool off more and take longer to return to temp.

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