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Serrano Ham and Figs

This recipe for Serrano Ham and Figs 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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Serrano ham and figs really are one of those classic tapas recipes. The two go together like a good wine and cheese with such flavour that these little dishes are certainly Moorish. There are two basic ways to serve Serrano and figs, either sliced and uncooked or you can oven roast the figs. The latter is certainly the more popular recipe but for a fresh summer flavour and providing you have a good quality ham then simply the two together with a glass of rose will gets those taste buds going! Here we have both recipes.

Ingredients for Serrano Ham and Figs

4 Figs
4 Large slices of Serrano ham
Goats cheese (optional)
Honey (optional)
Olive oil

How to make Serrano Ham and Figs

Simple Tapas:

  • Slice the Serrano ham (direct from the leg is better) then cut the figs in half lengthways.
  • Arrange both on tapas plates placing the ham on top of the figs,
  • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately.


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Slice the figs in half lengthways then place a small cube of goats cheese on top.
  • Wrap each half with a large thin slice of Serrano ham and secure with a cocktail stick.
  • Roast on a baking tray for 5 minutes.
  • Serve drizzled with honey.

Serves 4

Serrano Ham and Figs

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