Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tapas Trio: Cured Meats of Spain

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Jamon Serrano is also known as Serrano Ham.  It is sliced paper thin, has a silky texture, and melts in your mouth.  It is very similar to prosciutto, the Italian style cured ham. 
Salchichon Salame looks and tastes just like salami.  I've been noticing that the people of Spain and the people of Italy have many similar foods.

Then we have Chorizo Cantimpalo - it has a reddish color.  I suspect it is flavored with paprika.  Spanish paprika.

To make these snacks you need:

Ingredients:
  • Spanish deli meats, sliced
  • French baguette, sliced as shown
  • Boursin garlic and herb gourmet spreadable cheese (light)
  • Cucumber, sliced and halved
  • Ciliegine (Cherry sized fresh mozzarella)
  • Toothpicks or skewers to secure everything together
Directions:
  1. Toast the baguette if desired.
  2. Spread the Boursin on the slice.
  3. Fold the meat slices in half, then half again.  Place onto the spread.
  4. Top with cucumber, then fresh mozzarella.
  5. Secure all the pieces with a skewer or toothpick, then serve.
The other night I was at Kitchenco. at a cooking class where I snapped a few photos, and the owner Jay was laughing at all the pictures we food bloggers take.  I told him it really requires several before we're happy with what we've got.  I look at so many other food bloggers' sites, and many are just like me.  It's hard to choose just one picture.  Food is art - who knew from my still life photography class when I was little that I would become so hooked on taking pictures of food!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would try this out definitely.

    - kitchen designs enthusiast

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