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Peas with Ham Recipe-773

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

Yield: Makes 6–8 servings
Prep time: 5 Mins<Br>
Cooking time: 15 Mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 7 oz (200g) Serrano ham or prosciutto, diced
  • ¾ cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • One 1 lb (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


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 ½ tsp salt together, then stir in the wine. Add to the pan, and season with pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes more, and serve hot.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings and 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

156kcal (8%)
30mg (3%)
26mg (44%)
38mcg RAE (1%)
13mg (4%)
668mg (28%)
2g (8%)
7g (11%)
1mg (8%)

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