Total Time
48hrs 45mins
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 45 mins

Fiambre is normally prepared for Dia de los Muertos, when families gather to visit the cemetery and picnic with their loved ones. Every family has their own traditional combination of ingredients. Feel free to leave out a few listed here, or to add some of your own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Two days before:.
  2. Boil the following vegetables, in groups, until just cooked. They should still be very firm.
  3. Group 1 is beets.
  4. Group 2 is carrots and green beans.
  5. Group 3 is cauliflower, cabbage, onions, and brussel sprouts.
  6. Group 4 is peas, fava beans, garbanzos, and corn.
  7. Group 5 is picayas. (Change the water at least twice during cooking.).
  8. Group 6 is red beans.
  9. Group 7 is white beans.
  10. Boil the chicken with parsley and yerba buena until tender. Chill and skim to remove fat.
  11. Place the broth in a blender with vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper to taste, Worcestershire, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, nutmeg, capers, and two boiled eggs, Liquefy and return to boiler to simmer. Refrigerate overnight.
  12. One day before:.
  13. Boil in water the red, black, and yellow chorizo, along with the butifarras.
  14. In a large container, combine chorizo, chicken meat, salchicha, ham mortadella spicy salami, and salchichón. If desired, add shrimp, sardines, mackerel, and salmon.
  15. Then add the vegetables, and pour over the chicken broth mixture.
  16. Cover and allow to stand overnight in the refrigerator.
  17. The day of:.
  18. Prepare each serving plate by covering it with the lettuce leaves. Then add the vegetables and meats, and decorate with pimientos, sliced cheese, asparagus, baby corn, radishes, olives, and boiled eggs. Sprinkle with Parmesan.