Serrano Ham Tapas
This is a quick and easy recipe for Serrano Ham Tapas. Tapas are a perfect way to add a bit of Spanish flair to any meal.
These tapas are a great option for those looking to bring a bit of the Mediterranean to their dinner table.
Serrano ham is a type of cured ham from the mountains of Spain. It is usually served in very thin slices and is known for its salty, smoky flavour.
You can serve serrano ham as part of a tapas platter. A tapas platter may include a variety of different types of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and other accompaniments in different forms.
When preparing Serrano ham tapas, it is important to use the freshest ingredients possible. The producers slice the ham very thinly to fully appreciate the flavours.
It is also important to pair the ham with accompanying items that bring out its unique flavour.
In this recipe, I pair the ham with a thinly sliced piece of pickled gherkin on a base of French bread fried in virgin olive oil. The combination of flavours is perfect.
Serrano or Proscuitto Ham
Jamon Serrano is a Spanish product whereas Prosciutto di Parma (or Parma ham) is Italian.
Though both are dry-cured meats, the manufacturing processes are different. This gives them both their own individual tastes and textures. But you can also use prosciutto, or even Jamón Ibérico for these tapas if you prefer, and if that is more readily available.
Buy the ham ready sliced. It is best to buy it like that unless you have special slicing equipment available.
No matter how you choose to serve these tapas, they will provide a delicious and unique addition to any meal. Their salty and smoky flavour can be a great complement to many other dishes, and will add a special touch to any gathering.
If you do try this recipe, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!
How to make Serrano Ham Tapas
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