A pit oven is a great way to cook items such as whole salmon, whole pigs, etc. Essentially a pit oven allows you to take advantage of the insulating quality of the earth, allowing for slow even cooking of your meat. Once you’ve built the pit oven you create a fire to heat the rocks at the bottom, add your well covered meat, bury it and let it cook. The thinkness of the meat will dictate how long you cook it.
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