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
Fish and seafood
Malaga dish espeto
Fish is the main component of the Mediterranean diet. For Spaniards, fish is one of the most favorite dishes. To the family table it is served not only once a week or on holidays, but much more often. In Spanish waters is found a huge number of different fish. One of the most popular fish is tuna. This fish is especially good when it is cooked immediately after being caught. In Spain, tuna is prepared in a variety of forms: smoked, fried, canned. Dried tuna mojama.
Espeto — grilled on a skewer over charcoal fish (mostly sardines), avalanna in sea salt and deep fried, a typical Andalusian dish of Malaga. Continue reading