The dried meat defined as a type of savory and charcuterie, in fact, the RAE says: “Salted meat, lean and dried in air, sun or smoke‘. It is curious that there is not much homogeneity in the definitions of the terms, because Serrano ham, which is also a type of salted and cured meat, is defined as: “Sprinkled hind leg of pig”. In any case, cecina is neither as popular nor as popular as ham, although it deserves it. And lately it has become better known because it is a product that, although it is high in salt, is a quality protein that is low in fat, and is considered a health food.
For those who are still not very clear on what cecina is, it is the leg of beef that undergoes the aforementioned processes, salting, drying and curing, and it is a delight. For us it has always been a staple in our kitchen, because part of the family is from El Bierzo and that’s where we have it Smoked lion beef with Protected Geographical Indicationa delicacy But also in its area Sovereignty where we live, there is also a tradition of making cecina, although it is not smoked like the one in León, it is also very good.
So with these cold meats we make many appetizers, lunches, snacks, dinners… Just to give you an idea of the versatility of this Spanish product (there are other types of cecina in other countries), we gathered in this Position 18 recipes for pinchos and tapas with cecina, delicious and original snacks what can you do for the weekend appetizer and whenever you like. You will see very easy and very good recipes, so you cannot miss them. You already know that below these lines you have the presentation and that to see the ingredients and preparation step by step, you just have to click on the name in the photo.
Roasted leeks with cecina
Cecina, courgettes and sesame
Artichokes with sausages
Zucchini carpaccio with avocado, cecina and truffle
Burrata with smoked cecina, pine nuts and avocado oil
Blue cheese cream with cecina and strawberry
Cecina and foie gras
Cecina and nougat canapés
Cecina with cheese and nuts
Cecina with cheese and truffle oil
Cetina and garlic walnut ravioli
Bagels with tomato, sausages and smoked cheese
Toast with asparagus, cecina and peanut sauce
Cecina skewer and pepper confit
Cecina with green olive pate
Cecina souvlaki with Valdeón cheese and truffle oil
Toast with tomato, cecina and avocado
Olive oil and caramel cecina