Marc Murphy's Summer Pig Roast

Chopped judge Marc Murphy shares his menu for the ultimate summer feast.

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Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

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Every summer, Marc and his wife, Pamela, invite friends and family to their Bridgehampton beach house for a casual cookout. For this party, Marc set up his La Caja China roasting box in the sand a few hours before guests arrived, and when the pig was done, he tossed the box in the back of his pickup truck and drove it to the house so everyone could ooh and aah over the finished product. 

Photography by Steve Giralt

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"The most important thing is having enough food and the right type of food for the setting," says Marc.

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"Roasting a pig is a communal thing," Marc explains. "People like to come over to see what's happening."

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Marc started the party with grilled oysters, topped with either herbed butter or a homemade barbecue sauce. To make them, grill oysters (in the shells) over medium-high heat, covered, until they open, 8 to 10 minutes. 

Corn with Aleppo Pepper and Lime Zest

Spice up corn on the cob with pepper flakes, fresh lime and Parmesan cheese. 

Get the Recipe: Corn with Aleppo Pepper and Lime Zest

Grilled Romaine

Skip the salad dressing — grilled romaine doesn't need it. Just drizzle on some fresh lemon juice instead. 

Get the Recipe: Grilled Romaine

White Wine-Steamed Clams

"Clams in tinfoil are awesome. When you're done, you can just throw the shells in the water," says Marc.

Get the Recipe: White Wine-Steamed Clams

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Zucchini and Habanero Oil

Give quinoa vibrant summertime flavor with grilled zucchini, fresh basil and lemon juice. 

Get the Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Grilled Zucchini and Habanero Oil

Jalapeno-and-Citrus Roasted Pig

"A whole pig is really tasty, and it feeds a lot of people." Marc cooked his 100-pound pig in a La Caja China, an aluminum-lined box designed for roasting large meats. 

Get the Recipe: Jalapeno-and-Citrus Roasted Pig

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Geoffrey Zakarian helps himself to some skin.