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Serrano Ham and Peas

This recipe for Serrano Ham and Peas 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!

If you would like to find out more about Orce Serrano Hams and the Serrano Hams then have a look at the article entitled Jamon Serrano / Jamon Iberico / Spanish Ham - Orce Serrano Hams or visit the web site

As soon as the first peas come into season, this is the very first dish we make. The sweet juicy fresh young peas combined with the strong flavoured Serrano ham, is simply delicious. This is ideal for lunch but served up in smaller portions, is also a popular tapas dish.

Ingredients for Serrano Ham and Peas

200g Serrano ham, cut into bite sized cubes
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
300g fresh peas (fresh frozen are also good here)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Ground black pepper

How to make Serrano Ham and Peas

  • Peel the onion and garlic, chop the onion roughly and finely slice the garlic.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan or large cazuela and add the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add the Serrano ham to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the peas a little water and a generous amount of black pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to its lowest, cover and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Serrano Ham and Peas

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams