Definition of lechon asado in English:

lechon asado

(also lechón asado)

Pronunciation /lɛˈtʃɒn əˈsɑːdəʊ/

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  • Chiefly in Latin American cookery: a whole pig roasted on a spit, usually over coals; a dish or portion of this.

    Suckling pigs were originally used for this dish, although medium-sized adult pigs are now more commonly used.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Fort Wayne Sentinel. From Spanish lechón asado roast suckling pig from lechón suckling pig + asado.