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Serrano Ham Broth

Updated: February 26, 2012 8:02AM


10 ounces Serrano ham
or prosciutto, trimmed
2/3 of fat

1/4 cup carrots, small dice

1/4 cup celery, small dice

1/4 cup onion, small dice

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

1 quart water

2 bay leaves

1 handful cilantro

Salt and pepper

Roughly chop ham or prosciutto. Combine with carrots, celery, onion and garlic in pot. Top with water and bay leaves. Simmer on medium to medium-low heat for 1 to 11/2 hours, until ample flavor is achieved.

Remove from heat, add cilantro and let steep for 5 minutes.

Strain through fine mesh strainer. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Let cool, then skim off fat.

Adapted from Andy Motto

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