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clams with sherry and ham

Clams with Sherry and Serrano Ham

Lizzie Harris
Sweet clams and salty ham are a perfect combination, and this tapas dish or sharing starter can be made in minutes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Starter, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ Onion very finely chopped
  • 500 g Fresh clams
  • 50 g Serrano ham
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 100 ml Fino sherry
  • 1 handful Parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 loaf Crusty Bread to serve


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to have some crusty bread to mop up all the juices.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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