Carve out some time while you can.
If you’re like us, you can’t wait to start the holiday entertaining. There’s nothing like gathering together and celebrating the season with tasty food offerings. And when our most beloved holiday-specific items are back on the shelf for a limited time, it’s like a gift in itself.
While we can’t wait to get our hands on Costco’s holiday eggnog liqueur this year, we’re also excited about the gigantic ham leg that’s made for a hungry crowd.
Before we dive into why we’re so excited about this carving station making a comeback this year, it might be worthwhile to talk about Jamon Serrano and what it is exactly.
What Is Serrano Ham?
Serrano is a beloved cured ham that comes from Spain with a name that relates to the mountains in Spanish. That’s fitting since Spain comes in second to Switzerland for its picturesque mountainous landscape. The meat is aged slowly using only sea salt to help develop its delicious flavor. This type of ham comes from a white pig that has been bred with different breeds to offer leaner meat with deep red flesh. It’s a popular dish in Spain, but also all over the world, and we can’t wait to enjoy it this holiday season with the help of Costco.
Costco’s Jamon Serrano Ham Carving Station Is Back for the Holidays
Back by popular demand this holiday season is the Noel Jamon Serrano bone-in ham leg made of pork and sea salt, and sounding every bit as tasty as it did in the previous years. At 14 pounds, this big hunk of ham will be sure to feed your guests and then some—and since it’s aged for 12 months, you can expect to enjoy plenty of salty good flavor.
On a Reddit thread from last year, users said the ham was an “awesome” and “very salty succulent meat” that is best served thinly sliced. Some ate it by the slice or with a salad while others said it’s a perfect addition to soups, a tapas menu, or a charcuterie board.
The Jamon Serrano Ham will cost you $109.99, but that’s a lot less than if you were to pick it up at a specialty shop. These ham legs can range anywhere from $200-$400, so buying it at Costco is a pretty good deal. Plus, you’ll also get a carving knife and stand to make for easy slicing. And when you’re carving for a crowd to enjoy with say, a selection of quality cheese, the stand and knife will surely come in handy.
Read the original article on All Recipes.