Whole Serrano Reserva Ham Leg (6.5–7.5kg) - £39.99 at Lidl - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
323Expired

Whole Serrano Reserva Ham Leg (6.5–7.5kg) - £39.99 at Lidl

£39.99 @ LIDL
A similar deal at Aldi in December (£10 more, but included stand, knife and steel) got to more than 700 degrees. Jamón Serrano is a wonderful centrepiece for any gathering of family or friends. Ser…
DJFarmo Avatar
2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago
A similar deal at Aldi in December (£10 more, but included stand, knife and steel) got to more than 700 degrees.

Jamón Serrano is a wonderful centrepiece for any gathering of family or friends. Serve as a “Tapas” with cheese and olives, or add to your favourite Spanish recipes.

Jamón Serrano is a dry-cured Spanish mountain ham that is seen as one of the cornerstones of Spanish gastronomy.

The six to eighteen months curing transforms the ham, giving it lower moisture content and a firmer texture with an extremely intense deep flavour.
6.5–7.5kg

Stand not included
Deal Tags:
More From LIDL:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
DJFarmo Avatar
2y, 8m agoFound 2 years, 8 months ago
Options

Top Comments

(2)
12 Likes
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C

It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now

Welcome to the world of rancid meat ;-)

Welcome to the world of giving incorrect advice on the Internet ;-)
5 Likes
T
sshooie
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?

They tend to die a few degrees below freezing.

Prob last a few months, must admit having chicken in the freezer for years, won't do you any harm, but quality will degrade over time. Wrap it really well.

All Comments

(43) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
banned#1
These are great value and make quite a centrepiece, however they don't easily fit in most fridges. So once you get slicing, you really need to find a cool place to store them and get through them in a week or so, which is a big ask unless you invite friends & family around. You could store slices in the fridge, I guess.

Otherwise they go putrid and you'll end up wasting most of it.
#2
I saw them in Lidl at Xmas time, look great but need a decent size party, love a bit of ham :)
#3
Also in your description it says stand is included and later on it states ' Stand not included'?!?!
#4
OP is saying it was £10 more previously with those items included, now its £40 for only the leg?
#5
nippy323
OP is saying it was £10 more previously with those items included, now its £40 for only the leg?

Exactly: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aldi-specially-selected-serrano-ham-leg-49-99-x-6-5kg-7-69kg-includes-stand-knive-1705244
3 Likes #6
FYI

These shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
banned#7
TKDBlackbelt
FYI

These shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge

Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C
#8
Bought similar leg in France back on xmas. Lasted for 3-4 month, was kept in the fridge all time. Was waiting for this deal. Got 2 this morning.
2 Likes #9
Ever been to a market in Spain or Italy? They have all kinds of dry cured meat hanging about in full sun.
banned 1 Like #10
It's not the whole cured 'edges' that you need to worry about, they already have a protective crust of mould on them (which is fine).

But when you slice into the ham, the new edible edge of meat will certainly go rotten in room temperatures like I said earlier. You can try to slow that down by covering with olive oil but the exposed meat is still going to go rancid same as if you left cured ham lying around the kitchen and not in the fridge.
1 Like #11
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C

It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now
#12
Another supporter for not keeping it in the fridge. Having lived in Spain for some time, the only ham that they keep in the fridge is the vacuum pack of slices, not this. If anything, it goes a bit solid and you might have to cook the edge instead of eating it raw but it is gorgeous either way.
banned 3 Likes #13
TKDBlackbelt
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C

It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now

Welcome to the world of rancid meat ;-)
12 Likes #14
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C

It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now

Welcome to the world of rancid meat ;-)

Welcome to the world of giving incorrect advice on the Internet ;-)
2 Likes #15
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C
It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now
Welcome to the world of rancid meat ;-)

Wife is Spanish ;)
2 Likes #16
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
sircrusticroc
TKDBlackbelt
FYIThese shouldnt be kept in the fridge, cool dark place but not the fridge
Fair enough but unless you get through the lot in 10 days or so, they'll go manky in temperatures over 5-6 degrees C

It wont go manky and the flavour of the meat will actually improve. Mine has been in a cupboard for months now

Welcome to the world of rancid meat ;-)

TDKblackbelt is spot on, your advice is complete rubbish and is actually the quickest way to ruin a good joint of meat oO

You clearly have no idea of the curing process, it's not only the outside of the meat which is cured the whole joint is.

On the odd occasion I can be bothered to carry out a haunch or shoulder when deer hunting I almost always cure them, I've got joints of meat at the bach which have been hanging for years, they taste loads better now compared to when they were freshly hung ;)

If you ever make it to Spain for the love of God don't let anyone there know you store these in a refrigerator, they'll never sell you another and will probably, quite rightly, ban you from entering their beautiful country ever again :D


Edited By: kiwikeen on Jul 17, 2014 15:39
#17
Ah, a nice bit of tasty Tapas, a bottle of ice cold San Miguel, bliss!

Hot OP if a tad chewy imo!
#18
Link on ham care from the previous thread: http://www.orceserranohams.com/how-to-store-spanish-ham/
#19
I kind of agree with people in here with the idea of keeping the ham out of the fridge, but I can t stress enogh that there are cheap legs of ham and very expensive one. I lived for over 20 years in Italy and I can tell you that a good quality leg of PARMA Ham or "Prosciutto Crudo di Parma" is nowhere near that price of 40pounds.... double that at very least, and that one can be left outside winter and summer without any problems..... I am incline to think that if I buy a leg of serrano for 40 pounds it is not the best you can buy, so I might keep it inside the fridge during this mini heat wave that we have at the moment....
Just my opinion
banned 1 Like #20
Yep this is cheapo Serrano ham. Try to spend a few pounds more and do yourself a favour by buying Iberico.
2 Likes #21
http://global3.memecdn.com/japanese-ham_o_182723.jpg

Edited By: jewpons on Jul 17, 2014 16:53
#22
DJBenz
Link on ham care from the previous thread: http://www.orceserranohams.com/how-to-store-spanish-ham/

This is a good link. I have had 4 serrano hams from these guys and the quality has been superb.
I would also agree with their advice on how long to keep a ham once you have started slicing it. The longest I have kept one going is about 10 weeks before it started to get past it's best.
Tempted by the Lidl one but £40 is quite a punt without knowing what sort of quality you are getting
#23
I concur, had many hams like this, they keep for ages. Only downside is that they tend to dry out a little, definitely do not go off. If you leave it a little too long between slicing you may have to sacrifice the first slice-only because it may be dry.
2 Likes #24
Last time I slapped my ham out in front of the family, it didn't go down too well
#25
sircrusticroc
Yep this is cheapo Serrano ham. Try to spend a few pounds more and do yourself a favour by buying Iberico.
Best advice of all the comments. Iberico is not that much more than this but worth every penny imo.
#26
sircrusticroc
These are great value and make quite a centrepiece, however they don't easily fit in most fridges. So once you get slicing, you really need to find a cool place to store them and get through them in a week or so, which is a big ask unless you invite friends & family around. You could store slices in the fridge, I guess.

Otherwise they go putrid and you'll end up wasting most of it.

Slice and freeze.
Chop some up for pasta dishes etc
#27
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?
#28
capedbanana
sircrusticroc
Yep this is cheapo Serrano ham. Try to spend a few pounds more and do yourself a favour by buying Iberico.
Best advice of all the comments. Iberico is not that much more than this but worth every penny imo.


Do define not that much , twice the price ?

For an everyday jamon the lidl offers are great, don't anybody be put off by those suggesting it has to be Iberico. Most tapas in Spain will be standard jamon and it's lovely. Iberico is lovely but not an everyday meat imo
5 Likes #29
T
sshooie
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?

They tend to die a few degrees below freezing.

Prob last a few months, must admit having chicken in the freezer for years, won't do you any harm, but quality will degrade over time. Wrap it really well.
1 Like #30
bailey87
Last time I slapped my ham out in front of the family, it didn't go down too well

Probably because it was a small portion!
banned#31
As a Spanish 'jamon' specialist retailer the first thing I want to say is that this is by no means a sales pitch - simply to offer sound advice, all of which has been gathered from the Spanish themselves (in particular Spanish butchers and curing houses). Supermarkets have huge buying power and while this dictates price through substantial discounts from Spanish manufacturers quality suffers, there is a point where something 'too cheap' compromises the quality border making it no longer value for money and a Spanish Serrano Ham is a prime example - Invest in a good one and it will serve you and your tapas table well.

At the end of the day that old saying 'you get what you pay for' is particularly relevant with Spanish ham.

'Deals' like this actually give us Spanish ecommerce retailers a hard time and I am sure our competitors will agree as a cheap Spanish ham rarely delivers the quality it deserves..

For further info feel free to drop us an email or visit the website. (Thanks Ompy117 for the link)
banned#32
Frozen chicken in a proper freezer compartment (which most are, these days) will last for years, as ^ said
2 Likes #33
sshooie
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?
i put mine in the freezer last nite and it was dead this mornin,so not long
#34
compadre
bailey87
Last time I slapped my ham out in front of the family, it didn't go down too well

Probably because it was a small portion!
.


No, like I said, didn't go down too well


Big

Choking


Etc
2 Likes #35
sparky2076
sshooie
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?
i put mine in the freezer last nite and it was dead this mornin,so not long

Yeah they tend to suffocate before they freeze to death!
#36
bailey87
compadre
bailey87
Last time I slapped my ham out in front of the family, it didn't go down too well

Probably because it was a small portion!
.


No, like I said, didn't go down too well


Big

Choking


Etc

Strange thing to share with your family
#37
This is a bit over the top for a sandwich
Sent out for ham for me sarnnies and they came back with this, had real trouble trying to get it between the slices of bread, and the bone stuck out the end, took me over 3 hours to eat me sandwich and the boss wasn't too happy with me extended lunch break..X)
1 Like #38
sshooie
Whilst the 'foodies' are on her, how long will a full chicken last in the freezer?

If you give it a jacket and a warm drink it may last longer.
#39
crazylegs
This is a bit over the top for a sandwich
Sent out for ham for me sarnnies and they came back with this, had real trouble trying to get it between the slices of bread, and the bone stuck out the end, took me over 3 hours to eat me sandwich and the boss wasn't too happy with me extended lunch break..X)

MY!
#40
AFAIK, the reason these are so cheap right now is that Spain is completely economically screwed and they are struggling to shift them, even Jamon de Teruel which is usually the best. As for those suggesting Iberico or Pata Negra, that's going to be more than twice as much. And no, it doesn't need to be kept in the fridge.

Moreover, has anyone who has a basis of judgement (i.e. eaten a variety of serranos) bought on of these and can comment on the quality? I personally prefer Serrano to Parma (even the San Daniele) which was the last whole leg I bought

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!