Friday, 4 May 2012

Serrano Ham with Crusty Tomato Bread

This is one of the most typical tapas in Spain. Sweet tomato with a little bit of garlic, all spread on bread is perfect for some slices of Spanish Jamon. Let's see how to prepare it, it´s so easy! 

INGREDIENTS (for 12 servings)
  • 12 plum tomatoes (they are called 'plum' beacuse this type of tomato is smaller and has less water. Kind of dry. But you can use any type of tomato)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 spoons garlic oil (oil has been infused with fresh garlic)
  • 1 whole-grain baguette (cut in 24 slices)
  • 6 ounces thin sliced Spanish Ham (for expample: Jamon from Teruel, really fantastic!)
Tomato with garlic on a bread slice


Preheat oven to 150ºC and coat a large rimmed baking sheet with oil. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle all with oil (extra virgin olive oil is quite better), some oregano and salt. Roast for 1 hour. When finish with the oven, coarsely chop the tomatoes and transfer to a bowl to serve (all juices included).

To serve in tapas: preheat oven to 180ºC. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and brush with garlic oil. Bake 3 minutes (maybe 4) per side. Let cool slightly. To serve, arrange bread and ham in a big plate and the bowl of tomato for spreading. Also, you can chop some garlic and spread on the tomato mixture.   
That's all! Enjoy this delicious tapa with the best Spanish Jamon.

Spanish Jamon from Teruel on a bread slice with tomato and garlic sauce

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