Clams with Sherry & Serrano ham

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Sweet clams and salty ham are a perfect combination, and this tapas dish or sharing starter can be made in minutes

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 153
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 1.8g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, very finely chopped
  • 500g fresh clams
  • 50g serrano ham
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 100ml fino sherry
  • handful of parsley, roughly chopped


  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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