Noche Buena is not complete without the holiday ham. More often than not, we have leftover ham after all the festivities, especially if we got extra ones as gifts. There's no need to worry as there are different dishes you can prepare using ham. Here are some of them:
1 Turn It Into Christmas Embutido
What defines a really good log of embutido? The quality of ham and cheese used, of course! Use your leftover ham for embutido and the leftover queso de bola, too, for a holiday dish that’ll make you want next year’s Christmas to come sooner.
Diced hamon will give your chowder the chunky, savory-sweet flavor that extends the pleasure of Christmas dinners to more meals ahead. Whether it’s for the main course or a side, this chowder will warm you up during this cold season.
If you’ve also got leftover rice in the fridge, it’s best to use it ASAP. This is one delicious dish that’s super easy to put together. We’re all for a delicious and easy breakfast after an exhausting day of Noche Buena cooking.
Just by adding egg and pesto sauce, you completely transform the flavor profile of your ham. This breakfast ready dish is perfect with pandesal or rice! Get even more playful and add a dash of queso de bola or veer towards Shakshuka with the use of your Noche Buena‘s spaghetti sauce.
A lot of life’s greatest things are actually quite simple: a good ol’ grilled cheese sandwich is always satisfying. If you’ve ever felt that cheese sandwiches don’t seem to hit the spot or get you full enough, ham is the answer.
Ham, cheese, and potato is one addictive trinity. You can make it extra special by using premium ingredients. Maybe you don't have to wait for after Christmas to make these delicious delights and make them part of your Noche Buena spread!