Serrano Ham and Red Wine Onion Jam

Serrano Ham and Red Wine Onion Jam 900 600 Allison Robicelli

Serrano Ham and Red Wine Onion Jam Tapas Recipe

red wine onion jam in jarThis tapas dish is jam-packed with flavor (pun intended)! Our recipe for Serrano Ham with Red Wine Onion Jam when accompanied with some crostinis is lovely for entertaining.  But it can also be a lazy dinner for two when you throw in a few hunks of good cheese and a big glass of Spanish wine.

¾ lb Serrano ham, sliced thin
4 cups white Spanish onions
3 cloves garlic minced
¼ cup sugar
2tbs olive oil
2tbs butter
½ cup red wine
1 baguette


Preheat oven to 350. Slice baguette into ½” pieces and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Chop 1/3rd of ham and add to pan. Cook until fat is rendered and ham is crispy. Remove ham and add butter, olive oil, onions and a hefty pinch of kosher salt. Sautee while stirring until onions turn translucent, then add sugar and red wine. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions caramelize into a jam-like consistency, about 20 minutes.

Serve jam on crostinis sprinkled with crispy ham pieces.

Suggested wine pairing: Sangenis I Vaque Coryana, 2001, $35



Allison Robicelli is a James Beard-nominated writer, cookbook author, humorist, chef/owner of the highly-acclaimed Robicelli’s Bakery, occasional TV personality, raconteur, wife, mother, and all-around good time.


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