Fava Beans with Ham
Spanish habas con jamòn is a popular snack dish of soft beans and chewy, salty cured ham
The dish can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. The flavors improve with reheating.
Preparation Time10 min
Preparation Time - Text10 mins
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Time - Text30
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party
Recipe Courseappetizer, tapas/small plates
Dietary Considerationappetizer, tapas/small plates
Mealdinner, lunch, snack
Taste and Texturemeaty, rich, salty
Type of Dishvegetable
- 2 lb 2oz (900g) fresh fava beans, removed from their pods
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 7 oz (200g) Serrano ham or prosciutto, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
In a saucepan of lightly salted, boiling water, cook the beans until the skins loosen, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Slip off the skins.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, about 4 minutes, or until translucent. Add the ham and garlic, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook for about 2 minutes more, or until the ham begins to brown.
Add the beans and the wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the wine is almost completely reduced, about 8 minutes. Stir in the stock and simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the stock is reduced by half. Serve hot.
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