If you are looking for some delicious and easy ways to use Iberian ham in your cooking, you have come to the right place.
Iberian ham is a type of cured ham that comes from black Iberian pigs that are fed on acorns and grasses. It has a rich, nutty and slightly salty flavor that enhances any dish. In this blog post, I will share with you five recipes with Iberian ham that you can try at home. 1. Iberian ham and cheese crostini: This is a simple appetizer that you can make in minutes. All you need are some slices of baguette, some grated cheese (I recommend Manchego or Gruyere), and some thin slices of Iberian ham. Toast the bread lightly, then sprinkle some cheese on top and melt it under the broiler. Top each crostini with a slice of ham and serve hot or cold. 2. Iberian ham and melon salad: This is a refreshing and light salad that pairs well with any main course. You need some ripe melon (cantaloupe or honeydew work well), some baby spinach leaves, some chopped walnuts, and some thin slices of Iberian ham. Cut the melon into bite-sized pieces and toss with the spinach and walnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the ham slices on top or around the salad and enjoy. 3. Iberian ham and mushroom risotto: This is a creamy and satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner. You need some arborio rice, some chicken or vegetable stock, some butter, some onion, some garlic, some sliced mushrooms, some grated Parmesan cheese, and some chopped Iberian ham. In a large pot, heat some butter over medium-high heat and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the rice and toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add a ladleful of stock and stir until absorbed. Repeat until the rice is cooked and creamy, about 20 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, cheese, and ham and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot with more cheese if desired. 4. Iberian ham and egg muffins: These are great for breakfast or brunch, or as a snack on the go. You need some eggs, some milk, some salt, some pepper, some chopped parsley, some shredded cheese (I recommend cheddar or mozzarella), and some diced Iberian ham. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and parsley. Divide the cheese and ham among the muffin cups, then pour the egg mixture over them. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until set and golden. Let them cool slightly before removing from the tin. 5. Iberian ham and potato gratin: This is a hearty and comforting dish that can be served as a main course or a side dish. You need some potatoes, some heavy cream, some garlic, some nutmeg, some salt, some pepper, some grated cheese (I recommend Emmental or Gouda), and some sliced Iberian ham. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) and butter a baking dish. Peel and slice the potatoes thinly and layer them in the dish, overlapping slightly. In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper until simmering. Pour half of the cream mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle half of the cheese on top. Layer the ham slices over the cheese, then repeat with another layer of potatoes, cream, and cheese. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until golden and bubbly.