Being on a par with such delicacies as caviar and truffles, Spanish jamon is considered a true gastronomic symbol of his country. The word jamón means simply “ham”. But all over the world it is known as a unique dry-cured delicacy with a unique taste and aroma. Below we will tell you what kind of meat ham is made in Spain and where you can try it. What is jamon the History of the popular Spanish dish has about 2 millennia. It is believed that it was invented by the Romans, who spent a lot of time in military campaigns – for them the question of provisions was the most acute. At that time, jamon was done differently: just salted and kept for the winter. According to one version, Hamon was the basis of food on the ship of the discoverer of America – Columbus, when he set off. So, what is jamon made of in Spain? From the rear legs of pigs of particular breeds (the product of the front legs is called the paleta). The quality and types of ham are divided into two main parameters: the breed of pig and its nutrition during life. Continue reading
Jamon is famous all over the world. Unfortunately, this can not be said about the Spanish sausages, the names of which are known to gourmets, but say little to most tourists. We will try to fill the gap and tell you about the popular sausages of Spain, worthy to try them. Chorizo (Chorizo) this spicy sausage is loved not only in the Iberian Peninsula, but also in many countries of Latin America. Often in Spanish cities at street stalls you can see quite long queues of people patiently waiting for chorizo sandwiches. Sandwiches and tapas made with this delicious sausage are also popular. And cooks love to bake and grill it, add to soups and stews. Spanish chorizo sausage is made from minced pork, fat and spices. In different regions of the country there are hundreds of varieties that differ in ingredients and method of preparation. Meat is traditionally cut into large pieces, but it can also be finely ground. Continue reading
Hamon (Hamon) What meat dishes should you try in Spain? First of all-the famous dry-cured ham ham. It is prepared from the hind legs of pigs, sprinkled with plenty of salt. After salting there is a drying process which in different areas and climatic conditions lasts from 6 to 36 months. The last stage of drying takes place in cellars with a special microclimate, hams ripen in limbo, acquiring a unique aroma and taste. The meat is cut very thin. Doing this professionally trained person – cortador – with a special knife and a stand for cutting (jamonera). If in a restaurant you see someone eating ham on a piece of bread, it means that this person is a foreigner. The Spaniards will never do so, so as not to lose the purity of taste. Jamon is traditionally served with olives and a glass of sherry. In Spain there is a special institution – jamoneria where you can eat different types of jamon. In stores the price for 1 kg starts from 20-30 €. Continue reading
Traditional Spanish cuisine is a curious mixture of Christian, Arab, Jewish culinary traditions. Most often used in cooking meat and seafood: oysters, shrimp, mussels. As in Greece and Italy, there are very fond of fresh vegetables and olive oil. Snacks and soups, a variety of sausages are very popular. And the main dishes – and does a different story! So, what should a tourist try in Spain? What is the main national food cooked from, when and with what? Tapas Traditional Spanish tapas dishes are served as an appetizer to wine or beer. We can say that this concept is dimensionless. Any light food falls under it: from chips, olives and nuts to pork kebab. But most often it’s still small sandwiches, and each institution they are special. Spaniards even like to have fun: for the evening to visit as many bars, drinking in each a glass of wine or beer and eating a specialty snack. The name “tapas “is translated into Russian as”cover”. Continue reading
What to try in Spain? Spanish cuisine is a national cuisine that has developed from different culinary traditions in all regions of Spain. In Spanish cuisine can be noted a large predominance of meat dishes, which we have already talked about in the journey to Barcelona, the least in this kitchen you can find fish dishes. In meat national dishes of Spanish cuisine can be identified ” Ham” – ham, cooked and dried on seasonings, be sure to recommend.
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