It's time for Presto Pasta Night and, normally I would make a dish, take a picture and share the recipe and some short tale about it. A month ago I wrote about my hunt for Speck for a delicious looking recipe I found in a magazine. I made do with Serrano Ham because the only shop that even knew what I was talking about was out of speck and said it was similar to the ham. So they put my name on a list, because I needed to try it.
Imagine how excited I was when I got the call yesterday!!!! So for those of you who are interested....here's what speck looks like.
I took a break from my other projects and did whip up a bowl ...but, the photo didn't come out any better than the first time, and truthfully, it's been a month, but I think I like the flavor of the Serrano ham better. That said, it was delicious. I just don't think the difference in flavor is enough to worry about. I'm sure the people in Italy who smoke the hams will beg to differ.