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Peas with Ham

Categories: Quick to fix
Type: Side Dishes

Guisantes con jamón is a classic tapas dish with delicious sweet and savory flavors

Prep Time: prep 5 mins

Cooking Time: cook 15 mins

Serves: makes 6-8 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 7oz ( 200g) Serrano ham or prosciutto, diced
  • 3 / 4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • one 1lb ( 450g) bag frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 / 3 cup dry white wine
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  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Cook the onion for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent.
  2. Increase the heat. Add the ham and cook for about 3 minutes until it begins to brown. Stir in the tomatoes and paprika. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the peas.
  3. Mash the garlic, parsley, and 1/2 tsp salt together, then stir in the wine. Add to the pan, and season with pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes more, and serve hot.
  • prep 5 mins; cook 15 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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