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Receta de Judias Verdes con Jamón Serrano - Broad Beans with Serrano Ham Recipe

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  • 40 minutes
  • 4 servings
Broad Beans with Serrano Ham Recipe
I remember falling in love with this dish in Santiago de Compostela. It is very simple to prepare but the ingredients complement each other beautifully. If possible, try to find long, flat green beans, usually available in the summer. Otherwise fresh string beans will do. This is a great side dish for any meal.
Rated 5 Stars


  • 1lb fresh broad beans or string beans, ends removed
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 4tbsp onion, minced
  • 4oz diced Serrano ham slices
  • Sea salt
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In a saucepan, boil 2 quarts of water. Add the vinegar and beans. Boil for 5 minutes. Strain and add to a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.


Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Saute the beans until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, onion and ham, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the beans are tender. Add salt to taste.

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November 2020

Rated 5 Stars

You can now find frozen "Italian" green beans in some supermakets. I used to freeze beans from the farmers markets in the summer (una pesadez!), now I have a freezer full and they are, practically, as good as the fresh ones. Also indispensable for paella and arroces. By the way, ¡la receta... excelente! Peas can also be used for this recipe. ¡¡GRACIAS, AMIGOS DE LA TIENDA!!

August 2018

Rated 5 Stars

I made this with normal green beans and it was fantastic. Next time I'll try to find the traditional broad beansl

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