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Melon with ham for Xmas Day starter. Naice ham ideas please.

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Wineorcider Sun 30-Nov-14 13:58:40

For a few years now, I've used Parma ham to go with the melon, but would like a change this year.

Looking for something a little special, but not spicy or fatty (MIL likes 'normal' and lean). The antipasti meats look to have spicy meat in, and would be a waste, plus I want to add a little chutney with the ham, and have tomatoes on the vine too (splashing out with overtime moneygrin ).

I will be food shopping this Friday coming, so any ideas welcome smile


TywysogesGymraeg Sun 30-Nov-14 16:41:43

Parma ham is the ham to have really. Why would you spoil a marriage made in heaven, just for the sake of change smile shock

pregnantpause Sun 30-Nov-14 17:23:09

It's true- Parma is the king in this realm. It's been a year since last Christmas- you've had enough of rest not to need the changewinkgrin

Wineorcider Sun 30-Nov-14 17:36:41

Ok, ok, I'll stick with the Parma ham then shock grin

I'll save a few pennies there then, and will spend some more on wine instead grin

loveareadingthanks Tue 02-Dec-14 14:40:56

You could have smoked salmon instead if you really want a change. Otherwise, parma is the best for this.

NotTodaySatan Tue 02-Dec-14 14:44:22

Iberico is much nicer than Parma imo.

BriocheBriocheBrioche Tue 02-Dec-14 14:48:45

Pata Negra is the ultimate in cured ham if you can find it

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