26 February 2009

Serrano Ham & White Bean Tapas

Spanish white beans are prime candidates for making tasty tapas, they can be served cold or warmed up depending on your choice and served many different ways. Here is a simple tapa with a big flavour, accompanied with some thin slices of Spanish ham.

Take a 400g jar of white beans and empty into a bowl. Mash the beans with a fork and add half a small red onion. Once mashed together add half a teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix well. Meanwhile slice up some thin strips of ham.

Place a table spoon of the mash onto toast, add the ham on top and garnish with fresh parsley. Can be served hot or cold on toast, bread or savoury biscuits.

Spice up your tapas with pimenton de la vera!


Peter M said...

Simplicity reigns here...the fabulous ingredients need little help here.

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Peter: simplicity certainly does reign here, a nice flavour and texture to this one so its on the 3 minute tapas list for unexpected guests. Thanks for popping by.

Shionge said...

I've watched one cook show that featured the white beans and wonder if red kidney beans will do too.

This is too yummy :D

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Shionge, I imagine you could use red kidney beans as well. Let me know if you give it a go!