Clams with sherry & Serrano ham

Clams with sherry & Serrano ham

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 4 as part of a tapas spread

Sweet clams and salty ham are a perfect combination, and this tapas dish or sharing starter can be made in minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal153
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • ½ onion, very finely chopped



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  • 500g fresh clams
  • 50g serrano ham
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 100ml fino sherry
  • handful of parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. In a medium pan with a lid, heat the oil and cook the onion for 5-7 mins to soften. Rinse the clams in a colander and discard any that are opened and will not close with a sharp tap. Add the ham and garlic to the onion and cook for 1 min.

  2. Add the clams to the pan with the sherry, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 4-5 mins until the clams have all opened (discard any that haven’t). Serve immediately, sprinkled with parsley.

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lostkat's picture
5th Feb, 2017
Delicious and simple. The first time I've cooked clams. Used shallots as I had no onions left and prosciutto cotton as I couldn't find serano ham. The cooking liquor is delicious. Make sure you serve with plenty of bread
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