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Serrano Ham and Lentil Soup

This recipe for Serrano Ham and Lentil Soup 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

This lentil soup is really easy and the addition of the Serrano ham adds a new exciting dimension. It is warming, nutritious and packed full of flavour a real hearty soup and just perfect on chilly autumnal days.

Ingredients for Serrano Ham and Lentil Soup

25g butter
75ml extra virgin olive oil
150g Serrano ham cut into small pieces
1 large onion, peeled and finely diced
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
500ml chicken stock
450g brown lentils, soaked overnight
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Double cream

How to make Serrano Ham and Lentil Soup

  • Melt the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the onion, carrot and Serrano ham then cook for about 10 minutes on a moderate heat until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add the stock and lentils to the pan and bring to the boil then simmer gently until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Puree the soup using a hand blender then return to the heat.
  • Add the cream, salt and pepper and simmer for another minute or so.
  • Serve garnished with fresh chopped parsley or with a swirl of cream and lots of fresh bread.

Serrano Ham and Lentil Soup

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams