How to use Parma Ham in Holiday Menus

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Parma Ham Shares Unforgettable Ideas for a Festive Meal

December is the perfect time of year to demonstrate cooking skills and turn traditional holiday dishes into new exciting classics. Parma Ham is a delicious and versatile product that can be used in many courses to help create a festive menu.

To welcome guests, present Parma Ham in its simplest form along with olives, cheese, nuts and bread. For a more elaborate aperitivo, prepare bruschetta with Parma Ham as the tasty protagonist. Don’t forget to serve these dishes with prosecco or another bubbly drink.

Parma Ham can be used in endless combinations for simple starters. Its crispy diced version goes well on top of soups, or for a colourful dish, add slices of Parma Ham on a salad with fresh peaches or nectarines.

For the main dish, wrap or fill turkey or chicken with Parma Ham to add an exquisite taste that guests will love. The unexpected combination of Parma Ham with wrapped cod or scallops is also a great choice for a Christmas celebration. Parma Ham pairs well with many wines so choose one that goes with the main dish ingredient, typically red for meat and white for fish.

To finish out the menu, don’t forget to include Parma Ham in the dessert. A simple panna cotta will turn into an elegant pudding by adding some crispy Parma Ham with nectarines or figs on top.

To make the Parma Ham crisps, preheat the grill to high. Lay the Parma Ham slices on a large baking sheet and brush all over with honey. Grill for 1 minute until crisp and golden. Remove from the baking sheet, allow to cool and cut into squares. Set aside until ready to serve. For a perfect match, pair the dessert with a dry and fortified Fino Sherry.

Guests will certainly remember an unforgettable meal with Parma Ham as the star.

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