14 August 2010
Spanish Lomo in Olive Oil
The flavour of Lomo de Orza is quite unique, hints of herbs and infused olive oil make this lomo a real treat with summer salads as well as on its own or with complimentary partners such as Manchego or good red wine. It is the texture though that really grabs your attention, the pork pieces are soft, almost melt in the mouth, a real Andaluz treat for the palate.
Every recipe of course is slightly different either through technique, herbs, chosen loin or type of extra virgin olive oil used for preservation. In the town of Huescar which lies in the foothills of the Sagra mountain on the edge of the altiplano is a secadero (Ovalo) who produces lomo de Orza in impressive 1.6kg jars. As their signature product the lomo is certainly one of the best in the area boasting a delicious texture and flavour. It is however a bit of a delicassy and comes with a price tag that suggests it has been prepared by hand from frying to bottling.
One thing you can be sure of though as soon as you experience the flavour is that every euro has been well spent.