This is a pork ham, even though its name in German literally means "salmon ham."

It is a very lean, mild tasting, pink-coloured ham, with no salty-taste at all.

It is made in Bavaria in a long bolster shape from the eye of pork loin that is salted, dry-cured and cold-smoked, so it's treated like smoked salmon. In fact, it's even served like smoked salmon: sliced so thin you can almost see through it, and arranged spread out on a plate to cover the plate. It's sprinkled with chopped onion and fried capers.

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