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Bellota Jamon Iberico Bones


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#1 haribos

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 05:51 PM

So I was able to get my hands on the bones of two bellota jamon iberico legs. But being an at home chef, i dont have a stock pot that big. Will chopping it into pieces affect the stock because of the marrow? Any suggestions on using these bones? Thanks!

#2 Kent Wang

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:36 AM

I did this very thing. I did chop the bones, and I'm not sure if it affected the flavor; my guess would be that it was minimal. But the stock was so rich it would've covered up anything.

Be sure to skim the fat that collects on top. It's very tasty but I find that you can't use it in large amounts because it has an odd astringent effect.

#3 budrichard

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:45 PM

"Any suggestions on using these bones? "

Garbage, that's where mine went.-Dick

#4 Shalmanese

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:05 PM

Why not roast the marrow, then make a stock from the roasted bones? Best of both worlds.
PS: I am a guy.

#5 helenjp

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:38 AM

spanish style pea soup? (With dried split peas, tomato and onion? We just had some for dinner, and I wish we'd had a spare ham bone or so to cook with it!

#6 Obese-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:53 AM

You can make callos, fabada, lentejas You can even use the stock to stir into your paella. Sky's the limit. Just don't throw it in the garbage and waste it until you've fully rendered every bit of flavor from it. :)

#7 kgian

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:08 AM

Since I just finished eating my first jamon bellota leg, any recipe to make stock from the bones or the famous ham and pea soup?

Please explain thoroughly, I am kitchen illiterate :-))

#8 Franci

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

I also used the bones in the past but I found the flavoring really strong.
Now we are going to have new bones soon. I could ask my butcher to saw them for me. Any suggestions on how to use them? Blanch them before adding to stock (or beans)? Or?
Also, I'm freezing the fat, it's inconceivable for me to waste it. In my mind I know how I would use prosciutto fat but I'd like to know if there are traditional ways to use the fat in Spanish cooking.


#9 Paul Bacino

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

I hope you have a bit of meat on the bone, cuz that makes a much better stock. IMHO

Its good to have Morels

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