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
The strongest of the traditional spirits of Spain are various types of aguardiente (Spanish aguardiente, literally – “burning water”), produced by distilling fermented fruit or vegetable raw materials. The most common of them is Aruch, distilled from the remains of grapes pressed during the process of making wine.
Main article: sherry
Sherry is a wine produced in Spain. The name of this wine is derived from the city of Jerez de La Frontera.
This fortified wine is made from three grape varieties Palomino Fino, Pedro Jimenez and Moscatel. Moors, for a long time occupied part of the territory of Spain, called the local wine “cherish”, from this word came the English name of sherry — “sherry”(sherry). For example, Fino, a clear, light dry drink Amontillado has a bright amber color and a slightly sweet taste 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