Ibérico Ham Shoulder - Boneless
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The pieces of boned ham are ideal for storage in a more comfortable way, or to have it vacuum-packed and thus extend its life span. If you want a boned or whole piece, in Enrique Tomás you will be able to find it, our catalogue of boned pieces is made up of six half pieces: paleta Gran Reserva, de Iberico de cebo or Iberico de Bellota and Jamón Gran Reserva, Iberico de cebo o Iberico de Bellota. Each one is approximately 1.8 kilograms net, although it must be taken into account that the weight will be greater or smaller depending on the size of the leg or ham shoulder from which it is obtained.
The Iberian pigs have an advantage over the rest of the animals, they are the only ones on the planet capable of infiltrating fat into the muscle, which gives rise to these small white marks inside each slice.
The first hundred kilograms of weight of any Iberian pig are obtained in the same way, feeding the animal first with the mother's breast and then with feed full of vitamins and minerals. This diet is essential for the animal to be strong, muscular and have strong bones in its final fattening phase.
The meat of this type of ham shoulder is appetizing, juicy and full of nuances and its flavor is perfect for the finest palates that enjoy every nuance. The taste of the ham shoulder is more intense than that of the jamón and from the first bite you will notice all its nuances in the mouth.
A shoulder is the result of curing the front leg of a pig in salt. Its taste is more intense than that of jamón because there is the same amount of bone and much less meat than in a jamón. It needs less months of curing than a jamón.
Once we have the pig's leg ready, the first thing we have to do is prepare it for salting. The cook makes a v-cut on the pig's rind and decides how much external fat to leave. The more fat it has, the less salt it will absorb and the sweeter it will get. Once the previous operation has been performed, the leg is buried in salt for an average of two weeks. If the chef decides to extend this period, the ham shoulder will be tastier. From that moment on, depending on the type of ham shoulder, we are going to make, the characteristics of the leg and the flavour we want to obtain, the leg will be hung in the special cellar until it is optimum for consumption.
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