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Aubergines with Serrano Ham

This recipe for Aubergines with Serrano Ham has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

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This is one of the best tapas I know, the finest Spanish produce available are combined to make a sumptuous, tender dish.

Ingredients for Aubergines with Serrano Ham

1 large aubergine
3 ripe tomatoes
8 - 10 slices of Serrano Ham
150g grated cheese
Generous bunch of fresh oregano, finely chopped
Olive oil

How to make Aubergines with Serrano Ham

  • Prepare the tomato sauce by roughly chopping the tomatoes, place in a pan with a pinch of salt and cook on a medium heat for about half an hour until the tomatoes reduce. For a smooth sauce, you can blend the tomatoes with a hand blender before cooking.
  • Wash the aubergine and then cut lengthways into thick slices.
  • Place the aubergine slices onto a serving dish, sprinkle with salt and then leave for half an hour.
  • When the tomato sauce is cooked, turn off the heat. Pat the aubergine slices dry and fry on both sides in a little olive oil until tender.
  • Place tinfoil onto a baking tray and oil lightly. Lay the aubergines onto the tray and spread the tomato sauce onto each slice.
  • Put a slice or two of Serrano ham on top of the aubergines, sprinkle with cheese and then with the oregano.
  • Cook under a hot grill until the cheese melts.
  • Serve whilst hot.

Serves 4

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