Saturday, August 02, 2008

Potato Salad Jambon Persillé

Jambon Persillé: a rich and gelatinous ham terrine with a liberal smattering of parsleypicture photograph image ALT 2008 copyright of sam breach For the longest time, and because of a very tempting recipe for "Ham & Parsley Terrine" by Marcus Wareing in 'The Cooks Book' I have been meaning to make just that. Of course, 'meaning to do' and 'actually doing' are two very different things, so when I noticed that the Fatted Calf would be selling Jambon Persillé this weekend, I made sure to put in a order for some.

The Fatted Calf's Taylor suggested I simply serve it on levain and wash down with a bottle of Burgundy. This sounds like the kind of idea I can live with and I might yet still try his suggestion later in the week.

For today, however, I wanted to incorporate it into a salad for a simple lunch on a warm day. The Jambon Persillé is bold and salty so I tempered it down by mixing it with warm, diced potatoes and a perky vinaigrette made with real French Dijon and Sherry vinegar before mixing it with a tangle of peppery rocket leaves. The Frenchman seemed to be rather taken with the result. So much so, he is now taking a nap.

Next time we plan on adding a few cornichons, capers and shallots into the mix too. That should wake him up.

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?How do you eat your Jambon Persillé?

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Potato Salad Jambon Persillé


  • At 2/8/08 16:47, Blogger Kitt said…

    "Of course, 'meaning to do' and 'actually doing' are two very different things ..."

    Sing it, sister.

    I'd love to have some of that jambon. And a nap.

  • At 3/8/08 00:49, Blogger Beccy said…

    Looks and sounds pretty good to me.

  • At 3/8/08 02:18, Blogger ChrisB said…

    also looks good to me, we are planning on digging some of our potatoes today hope they will be OK.

  • At 3/8/08 03:41, Anonymous Helen said…

    Taylor's suggestion sounds like the kind of idea I can live with too! I think adding shallots, capers and cornichons is definitely the way forward but then I have a problem trying to resist adding those to everything - at least 1 (probably 2 jars in fridge right now).

  • At 3/8/08 21:09, Blogger Manger La Ville said…

    This looks delicious, well so does the BLT. It was great of you to check out my blog. Maybe I will see you next week at the Ferry Building. Your blog is beautiful, your pictures amazing...Just incredible. One of my new favorites.
    Keep in touch

  • At 4/8/08 09:44, Blogger Flo Bretzel said…

    Jambon persillé, green salad, baguette and of course a good bottle of red Bourgogne!

  • At 6/8/08 07:31, Blogger Jane said…

    looks lovely to me too. yum.

  • At 4/9/08 08:23, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Looks fantastic, Sam! I may have to juggle the ingredients a bit, but I am definitely going to make somethign very like this!


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