Following the delectable tasting & informative workshop ‘Spanish food in the 21st Century‘ hosted by the lovely Blanca Valencia last night, we wanted to share with you some of the produce used and where you can purchase them to achieve an authentic Spanish charcuterie of your very own.

 

Morcilla – ‘Black Pudding’

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Description: Spiced blood sausage, delicate, with a gentle tang, generally much less firm than Irish black pudding. You can find two main varieties made with onion or rice. Good for stirring through dishes or simply pan-fried.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods and all Sheridan’s outlets.

 

Chorizo extra curado – ‘Cured Chorizo extra’

chorizo extra curado-cured chorizo extra-charcuterie-Spanish cusinineDescription: Cured pork sausage seasoned with pimentón (smoked paprika). Comes in sweet and spicy versions and can be eaten thinly sliced as tapas or as a garnish for certain dishes.
Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, Fallon & Bryne, all Sheridan’s outlets, Donnybrook Fair and made-in-spain.com

 

Chorizo extra curado picante – ‘Spicy cured chorizo extra’

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Description: Similar to the above mentioned pork sausage cured and seasoned with a spicy pimentón, ideal for both eating sliced or cooked into main dishes.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets, Fallon & Bryne and the Donnybrook Fair.

 

Chorizo Iberico be Bellota – ‘Iberian acorn-fed chorizo’

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Description: This cured pork sausage is made using the meat of the Iberian pigs, which are fed acorns. They are marinated in a traditional recipe with pimentón, garlic, salt and other spices. Perfect for eating sliced thinly as tapas.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets and made-in-spain.com

 

Lomo Embuchado Curado – ‘Dry cured pork loin’

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Description: Lomo Embuchado is a dry-cured meat made from a pork tenderloin, sometimes called lomo for short. It is similar to cecina but made with pork instead of beef. Made with a ‘traditional preparation’ the ingredients are 100% Iberian pork loin with sea salt, pimentón, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano. Perfect for eating thinly sliced as tapas.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets, Donnybrook Fair and made-in-spain.com

 

Salchichon Iberico de Bellota – ‘Iberian acorn-fed salchichon’

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Description: Acorn-fed Iberian pork Salchichon is ideally cured for eight months. Obtained from Iberian pigs fed naturally 100% with acorns and is ideal for eating sliced as tapas.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets, Donnybrook Fair and made-in-spain.com

 

Sobrasada

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Description: Sobrasada, a Majorcan sausage, is a raw cured sausage, with a characteristic reddish-orange colour, that is the result of mixing ground lean pork and pork fat with pimentón, salt and spices. It is sold in a variety of presentations: it can be stuffed in pig tripe in different shapes and sizes, and is also sold in tins. Ideal for spreading on breads and crackers.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets, Fallon & Bryne and made-in-spain.com

 

Jamon Serrano – ‘Serrano ham’

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Description: Serrano ham comes as the result of salting legs of pork and leaving them to cure in the air for several months. It is generally served in thin slices, and occasionally diced, can be cooked into main dishes.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets, Fallon & Bryne, Donnybrook Fair, Dunnes, Lidl, Tesco, M&S, Super Valu, Spar and Centra.

 

Jamon Iberico de Cebo – ‘Iberico cebo ham’

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Description: Ibérico ham is one of the most extraordinary gourmet products in the world. It comes from one of the last grazing species in Europe – the Ibérico black pig. Left to roam freely in the dehesa – the southern pasturelands – Ibérico pigs are left to graze upon the grass and stubble, wild legumes and above all acorns. Ibérico cebo ham is ideal for eating thinly sliced.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets and made-in-spain.com

 

Jamon Iberico de Bellota – ‘Iberico acorn-fed ham’

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Description: This type of Ibérico ham is the most special because of the breed it comes from, which can be found feeding from acorns it finds in the countryside. The main areas where this exquisite ham is produced are in the Andalusian provinces of Huelva, Seville and Córdoba, in Extremadura and in Salamanca (Castilla y León). Hand sliced and eaten immediately is the best way to enjoy the incomparable flavours of the Ibérico ham.

Where to buy: Alberto’s Gold, Redmond Fine Foods, all Sheridan’s outlets and made-in-spain.com

 

For more details on the supplier’s of these products see below:

Alberto’s Gold – import the finest Spanish products direct from the producers and can be found at food markets such as Pearse Street Market, St Andrews Centre, Stillorgan Food Market, Stillorgan Village and Killruddery. For more details you can visit their Facebook page here.

Redmond Fine Foods – independent Irish food service business focused on delivering the highest quality Irish and International ingredients to the food service industry across Ireland. You can visit their site here.

Sheridan’s cheesemongers – Are passionately committed to sourcing highest quality artisan products and forging links directly with the food producers to sell to their customers. You can visit their site here.

Fallon & Bryne – The food hall at Fallon & Byrne stocks the best of everything, and that’s all. Just-caught fish, well-hung meat, mighty coffee, sinful cakes, fine artisan foods of every kind, the freshest of fruit and vegetables. You can visit their site here.

Donnybrook Fair – we hold a singular belief that food is to be celebrated in all forms; from the everyday salad to luxurious meals, each and every morsel prepared with an emphasis on quality ingredients and cooking. You can visit their site here.

Made-in-spain.com – A website dedicated to delivering the very best of Spain right to your door, they have a special section for those traditional products of the Spanish cuisine, gourmet quality, and beyond these categories. You can visit their site here.

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