Ham with Parsley Cream Sauce

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Morning all!

I'm sitting here re-watching The Glades -- yeah-yeah-yeah what can I say I like the show even though must of you may have never heard of it because it was canceled! -- However, I'm eating some delicious banana bread and thinking about what I would like make next.  I smelt some amazing bagels this morning while walking my dog.  So, that's one possibility.  Experimenting with some gluten-free bagels perhaps.  Or...I've also been craving some grilled cheese and tomato soup for like 3 weeks now!  So, that's another possibility!

Today though, I am going to share with you a recipe that is very simple but very delicious.  Around Christmas time my lovely grandma got us a Barnes & Noble gift card which we put to good use buying a couple of cookbooks.  One that caught Adam's eye was an Irish Pub cookbook.  That's where this recipe comes from and I'm sure there will be more!

  • 1 lbs ham
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 3/4 c chicken stock
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1/3 c parsley (fresh)
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Melt the 2 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Chop shallot and parsley during this time then once butter is melted add the shallot and cook for a couple minutes until soft.
  3. Turn heat to low and whisk in cream of tarter.
  4. Cook for another minute and then whisk in chicken stock and heavy cream. 
  5. Whisk frequently until it starts to bubble.
  6. Then add parsley, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper. 
  7. Let simmer gently for 20 minutes whisking often.
  8. Preferably using a cast iron have the pan over medium-high heat. Cut ham (if not already cut) into 1/2" slices.
  9. Add a 1 tbsp butter and cook the ham on one side for 5 minutes or starting to color then flip and cook another 5 minutes on the other side. 
  10. Reduce heat and let warm while sauce finishes. 
  11. Pour sauce over ham and EnJoY!!

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  1. Is it wrong that I just like to look at the pictures? ;)