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Caja China: Healthy Cooking

There are healthy options when cooking with La Caja China. Now that the weather is warming up it might be time to start experimenting with your Caja Asadora.  This new recipe is by our favorite chef and author of La Caja China Cooking: Secret to perfect roasting Perry P. Perkins. The ingredients you will need for his famous Whole Stuffed Salmon recipe include: 2 whole salmon 4 large onions, diced 8 Tbs parsley, chopped 4 tsp ground oregano 1 tsp black pepper 24 thin slices of lemon 12 slices bacon, diced 12 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lb fresh sage, chopped 2 tsp fennel seed 1 tsp sea salt Olive oil for brushing Salmon should be at least 8 lbs each, boned for stuffing and scaled In a skillet

La Caja China: Tips

Many of you love the experience of cooking with a Caja China Style roasting box but don’t have a clue when it comes to cleaning and maintaining one. If you want this box to last you a lifetime there are a few things you should know. I found that Perry P. Perkins an amazing chef and Caja China roasting expert knows what he’s talking about in his book La Caja China Cooking: The secret to perfect roasting. Here’s what he had to say: CLEAN UP & MAINTANENCE TIPS Grill Grates – flip them over and set them directly onto the remaining coals after cooking. While you’re enjoying dinner, any residual gunk will be carbonized and easy to scrub off with a wire brush (if you’r

Multi-Zone Fires

When you haven’t had any experience using a Caja China style roasting box  it can be confusing trying to figure out the best way to distribute the coals to make sure they produce the right amount of heat. What you might not know is that there are different fire zones that are used for different types of grilling. Here are a few tips from La Caja China Cooking: The secret to perfect roasting by Perry P. Perkins that can help describe what each fire zone is best used for and how these zones can be created. Single Zone Spread the coals in an even layer across the charcoal grid. This is the best method to use when roasting meats inside La Caja China, as it provides an even heat to the in

Roasted Pig: Side Dishes

The idea for La Caja China originated in Cuba so what better way to cook then to pair your roasted pig with some traditional Cuban side dishes?  Here are a few sides you won’t miss at any of my family gatherings. Dinners made with La Caja Asadora just wouldn’t be the same without them. These recipes are by renowned chef and cooking instructor Lourdes Castro. Frijoles Negros: Black Beans 1 pound dried black beans, picked over and rinsed About 11 cups water 2 green bell peppers—1 cored and quartered, 1 finely chopped 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed Kosher salt 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons sugar Freshly groun

Starting A Charcoal Fire

Many people ask why does La Caja China cook with coal? Well thanks to one of the new books we are carrying your about to find out. While going through Weber’s Way to Grill Cookbook by Jamie Purviance I discovered some great tips and information on cooking with charcoal versus cooking with wood. The details will have you wondering why you ever cooked with wood to begin with. What is the difference between cooking over a wood fire versus a charcoal fire? Is one better than the other? According to Jamie it’s all about ease and time management. Barbecuing began over a wood fire, which imparts a wonderful flavor, but it has its drawbacks. A wood-log fire tends to create huge amounts o