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Iberian jamon is very important in Spanish celebrations.It is a symbol of our gastronomy and has become a much appreciated product because of its high qualityThe assessment of the quality of Iberian ham/jamón is based... More, artisanal productionJamón is a Spanish traditional cured meat made from the hin... More and gastronomic qualities. Therefore, it is considered a “gourmet” product, ideal to be introduced into any celebration. In this post we are going to talk about the role of jamónThe head of the ham is the front part where the hoof is loca... More in celebrations. We will provide you with recipes with jamón for any event, with the best accompaniments for jamón. Last but not least, we will help you choose the best jamón for your celebration. Ready? Let’s get started!
That jamón is intimately linked to Spanish gastronomy and culture is an indisputable fact. Many centuries have passed since jamón has been part of Spanish cuisine, to the point of becoming a national symbol, very present in celebrations. Even in the Roman Empire or in the Middle Ages, jamón was consumed as a symbol of celebration and this fact has continued to this day.
Iberian jamón is unique in the world, there is no other like it because it can only be made from the Iberian pigThe pig is a wonderful animal that is part of the famous Med..., a breed that is bred exclusively in the Iberian Peninsula and with genetic traits that make it special and ideal as a culinary delight. Moreover, its development is millennial and has been handed down from generation to generation by master jamón manufacturers who are faithful to their own traditionIberian ham (jamón ibérico) is a culinary tradition in Spa... More.
This uniqueness of the jamón makes it the perfect choice for any special occasion. It becomes the star of our tables during celebrations such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings, family meals and meetings with friends.
This delicatessen product of our gastronomy is usually presented on the plate in a uniform way, taking into account that the cut of each slice is very important. Depending on how it is cut, it will attract more or less attention. Sometimes one slice is enough to make us salivate.
The slice considered perfect for jamón plating is a very thin slice in thickness and not too big, just enough for our palate to embrace it fully. Each cut must have a similar shape to attain symmetry and harmony on the plate.
The perfect number of slicesIn the premises of Enrique Tomás when someone says the word... is between 20 and 25 per plate, or approximately 80/100 grams. Once you have learned to make the perfect slice to make an exquisite presentation of jamón, you will need to decide on which plate to place the jamón slices. We recommend that you do so on a light-colored plate so that the red of the jamón stands out, in a round shape to place the slices in the most elegant way and from the outside to the inside as you are slicingThe cutting of ham is a skill that requires a lot of dexteri... More. A tip is to place the white part of the slice towards the inside of the plate. That way, it will be easier to collect the slices and the dish will be more striking.
Jamón can not only be eaten alone, as we have presented in the previous point, it can also be a good option as an ingredient in some gourmetA gourmet is a person who has a refined palate and a great k... More recipes that fit in with your celebration. Here, from Enrique Tomás we present you some options that you will love.
Tomato carpaccio with Iberian jamón and parmesan cheese
Quince rolls with Iberian jamón and cheese
How to choose the best accompaniments to make the flavor of Iberian jamón even more special? It is very important to know which is the best beverage to accompany the Iberian jamón, because the association or pairingPairing ham with wine is a very interesting subject for love... More of jamón can undoubtedly make our experience even more surprising.
As its name suggests, the match is composed of the union of two elements with very different characteristics, almost opposite, that complement each other perfectly.This kind of pairing is ideal if your intention is to risk a lot more, because it will also allow you to achieve a much more surprising effect.In this case, we are talking about sweet and fresh white wine, cavaCava is a drink that is not lacking in any celebration. It i... and beer.
If your passion is that flavors merge together into one, this pairing will be your favorite. This type of pairing seeks to combine similar sensations and aromas in order to make both melt into a whole. To achieve this sensation, it is ideal to combine jamón with mild red wines and some whites. Yet, you have to be careful, because the intensity of one of them can diminish the nuances of the meat and vice versa cancel out the taste of the wine.
In the cellar of Enrique Tomás you will find other options of red and white wines, as well as high quality cavas. In addition, we have created our own wine pairing. Discover it!
If we talk about other foods as accompaniments, without a doubt, one of the best options are the Spanish tapasThe tapa is a small dish that is served in bars, either to e.... The world of tapas in Spain is endless. There are as many types of tapas as gastronomic products. Furthermore, each region of Spain has its most famous and typical tapas, according to its own gastronomic tradition and culture. They are made of fish (mussels, squid, anchovies, boquerones), meat, jamón. There are different types of tortilla, the famous Spanish olives, very delicious vegetables and amazing patatas bravas, amongst others.
To choose which type of jamón is most suitable for your celebration, we recommend that you consult the types of Enrique Tomás jamón. There is no one better than another. We know that 100% Iberian acorn-fed jamón is the best quality jamón. However, this does not mean that it is the one you will like the most, nor does it mean that it is the only good alternative when it comes to buying a jamón. It will depend on your taste and what you want to use it for. To choose well, see: How can I choose a good Iberian jamón?
If you like to let yourself go, at Enrique Tomás, as jamón experts, we will help you find the perfect jamón for you. Contact us via our live chat on the web and we will advise you in the best way.
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