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2 tablespoons olive oil
4 large spring onions, finely chopped
1 red pepper (capsicum), diced
2oz serrano ham, diced
1lb shelled broad beans
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup water
chopped fresh herbs, to garnish (optional)

In saucepan, heat oil, add spring onions, pepper (capiscum) and ham and cook for 3 minutes.

Stir in beans and cook for 1 minute.  Add sufficient water to cover, bring to a boil, then cover pan and simmer gently for about 20 minutes until beans are tender.

Uncover and boil off excess liquid.  Add black pepper, and salt if necessary.  Cool slightly before serving.  Garnish with chopped herbs if desired.

Serves 4

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