Spiced Ham with Garlic and Cumin

Spiced Ham with Garlic and Cumin
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Ham, Garlic, spices (cumin, paprika, chili powder), skillet

This delightful Chinese-inspired dish is packed with flavor and perfect for a family meal. It's made with fresh ingredients and a blend of spices that will tantalize your taste buds. It's not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making it a great option for a healthy, homemade dinner.


  • 400g ham, sliced into thin strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Place the ham slices on a cutting board and slice them into thin strips. Mince the garlic cloves.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until it's hot but not smoking.
  3. Add the sliced ham to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until it starts to brown.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure the spices coat the ham evenly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

This Spiced Ham with Garlic and Cumin is a quick and healthy dish that's perfect for a family dinner. The combination of spices and fresh ingredients make it a flavorful and satisfying meal. Enjoy it with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete, nutritious meal. Happy cooking!

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