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Roasted piglet usually eaten at Christmas

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The traditional Mallorcan roasted piglet is marinated during 24 hours in a mixture of brandy or wine, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, lemon, salt and pepper to make it more tender and tasty.

Cooked for a long time in the oven, the result is a deliciously juicy meat. They usually prepare this recipe with very young piglets, between 3 and 21 days old. Locally reared animals can be identified by a yellow tag.

Traditionally, when people did not have an oven in their home, they would bring the marinated piglet to a bakery or a specialised oven.