‘Setas con jamon’ stir fry recipe

Setas con jamon stir fry
Served as tapas in Spain, it can be translated as "oyster mushrooms with ham".

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About this recipe

“Setas con jamon” is a very simple yet delicious dish commonly served as tapas in Spain. It can be translated as “mushrooms with ham”.

This dish has a nice garlicky taste where the juices of the oyster mushrooms meet the fat of the Serrano ham blending together into a perfect marriage. Parma ham or Pancetta can work as a substitute when Serrano ham is not locally available.

The traditional recipe normally adds eggs on the equation, but I just prefer this way.


  • Olive oil
  • 500g oyster mushrooms
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 100g Serrano ham (or Parma ham)
  • Chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Cut the mushrooms into large pieces
  2. Chop the garlic finely and fry gently in olive oil until soft
  3. Dice the ham and add to the frypan for a minute
  4. Then add the mushrooms and stir altogether to coat them in all the juices
  5. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, making sure all water has evaporated
  6. Chop some parsley finely and garnish
  7. Season with salt & pepper to taste
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Alvaro Docio

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