Braised Peas Recipe with Jamón

Braised peas with jamón

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

Need a quick and easy side dish for your next dinner party? This Spanish-style pea and serrano ham dish is lifted with a dash of sherry vinegar



  • extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsp
  • onions 2, finely diced
  • garlic 4 cloves, chopped
  • fresh or frozen peas 500g, defrosted
  • chicken stock 100ml
  • serrano ham 100g, shredded
  • sherry vinegar 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion with a large pinch of salt. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until softened and starting to caramelise. Add the garlic and cook for a minute before tipping in the peas, chicken stock and serrano ham. Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the peas are tender and serve dressed with the sherry vinegar and plenty of cracked black pepper.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 341
  • Fat 20.9g
  • Saturates 3.9g
  • Carbs 18.3g
  • Sugars 10.7g
  • Fibre 8.4g
  • Protein 15.8g
  • Salt 1g