suckling pig

noun

: a young pig that is roasted and served at a meal

Examples of suckling pig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its most famous dishes are the roast lamb and suckling pig; the latter was a favorite dish of frequent customer Ernest Hemingway. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 18 Aug. 2023 On the ship, watch performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company and indulge in dishes like croquettes of suckling pig and Dover sole meunière. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2023 But his greatest hit is a stand-alone star — a suckling pig’s head, first simmered in its own fat, later fried to a state of shattering crunchiness, then served with a thatch of lettuce and raw onion. Matt Goulding, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2023 The suckling pig, for instance, is butchered in-house, cured, washed, then cooked in a vacuum pack with oranges, rosemary and garlic — a three-day process that results in crisp mahogany skin and succulent meat. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 26 June 2023 Little piggies Mealhada is a town built on suckling pig. Paul Ames, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023

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“Suckling pig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suckling%20pig. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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