Christmas Ham

keech

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Hi All,

Has anyone found Smoked Christmas ham here or a normal leg of ham,

I had ordered it form the local butcher but he has turned up with Pork not ham.
I think i didnt describe it to him correctly.

I saw in one of the forums somebody mention the name for ham in spanish..not Jamon... but for the life of me I cant find it again..

Its getting urgent,my taste buds are tingling..

Any help would be great
 

Maikito

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Well....ham is pork. I haven't seen smoked ham piece in whole. Try contacting someone at www.elgourmet.com

Lots of their production is filmed locally and they should know where to point you. I would sure like one too, with brown sugar and maple syrup glaze....mmmmmmm
 

keech

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Pork is ham?
Not where I'm from... my Grandmum would shoot someone for that sacrilege of the festive season...grin

Pork is the fresh meat you get from a pig, ham is pork which has been preserved with salt or a salt solution (brine) and then cooked, usually boiled or roasted. ...

I dont know what boiled pork would taste like but it just sounds odd...eeewwwuu


Thanks for pointing me in the right direction guys.

Happy Hoilidays!!!
 

fifilafiloche

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The big carrefour in Vincente Lopez has a full shelf with entire pata de jamon, or ham sold per 100 grams. The patas start at around 400 till 700 pesos, some come with their "plancha" (board). I didnt check the origin tho.
 

keech

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Fifi,

Do you know if thats Serrano ham ie pre-cooked/smoked and chewy or uncooked fleshy goodness?

K
 

mini

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keech said:
Fifi,

Do you know if thats Serrano ham ie pre-cooked/smoked and chewy or uncooked fleshy goodness?

K
Those are not the hams you are looking for. They are the Serrano/Parma/crudo type cured hams.
 

soyandy50

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try and ask lomito de cerdo ahumado, and have a look at it to see if that is what you are looking for.
you'll find it in any supermarket such as jumbo, carrefour... it may be cut or in a large piece.
good luck
 

nikad

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You have to look for jamon ahumado, all the other types will not be what you are looking for. You can also try a good deli store, like Valenti
 

mini

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nikad said:
You have to look for jamon ahumado, all the other types will not be what you are looking for. You can also try a good deli store, like Valenti
Yum! Valenti is so good!


Keech, I suggest you take a good picture with you so you can show them what you are looking for. Sometimes we think we are asking for the right thing when actually it's something a bit different.
 
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