Have you ever heard of ham salt? The first thing you have to know is that it is not salt itself but, it is called salt because it looks similar to this mineral and of course because it is made of ham. Its color is red and it can be used in a large number of dishes. But how do you make ham salt? Against all odds, it’s a lot easier than it looks! Let’s see it.
In Enrique Tomás we know that every part of the The pig is a wonderful animal that is part of the famous Med... can be used up, and that’s why we don’t throw anything away. If while cutting ham, some In the premises of Enrique Tomás when someone says the word... are a little thicker or longer than others and you don’t want to serve them to avoid spoiling the presentation of your dish, don’t worry! They’re perfect for making ham salt with!
Besides the star ingredient you’re going to need:
If you already have everything you need, the procedure is as follows: cover the oven tray with vegetable paper and place the ham on top. While you spread it well, put the oven to preheat to 180ºC and then cover the slices of Iberian ham with another layer of vegetable paper.
If the oven is already hot, place the tray in it and wait fifteen minutes. After this time, you can remove the ham slices.
Wait until they cool down and then put them in the mortar. As they will be crunchy you will be able to chop them easily and gradually see how a kind of red salt is formed. It’s ready now! Isn’t it simple? Now you can use it to fill a lot of dishes with flavor! And because it can be kept for several days, you don’t need to use it all today. Transfer it to a glass container and save it for another time.
As we have already mentioned, at Enrique Tomás we like to make the most of every part of the pig. On other occasions we have shown you recipes in which to make the most of the bone of the ham and this time we are going to give you some ideas so that you can fill your dishes with flavour with ham salt. You can throw it in:
As you can see, knowing how to make ham salt is much easier than it looks and once you have it ready you will only have to add a pinch thereof to your favorite preparations. You’ll be delighted!
Credits from the cover photo of this article: “The Recipe Box”.
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