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Jamón Reserva with Dried Sonoma Fruit Salad

The finest of all Spanish hams, Jamón ibérico de belotta is complemented by the simplicity of local Sonoma fruit and aged sherry vinegar. The subtle depth and warmth of this appetizer recipe bursts to life when paired with the elegant fruit expression and lively acidity of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ingredients

For the dried fruit salad

  • ¼ cup dried apricots, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup dried figs, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup dried California prunes, roughly chopped

  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 Tbsp Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp aged semi-dry Sherry vinegar*

  • 1 Tbsp roasted walnut oil

  • 1 Tbsp grey shallot, minced

  • 1 tsp French thyme, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp fennel seed, toasted and crushed

  • freshly ground black pepper and Maldon salt to taste

* Fine Spanish ham and Alvear Pendro Ximenez Solera 10 year vinegar available at LaTienda


Ingredients

For the dried fruit salad

  • ¼ cup dried apricots, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup dried figs, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup dried California prunes, roughly chopped

  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 Tbsp Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp aged semi-dry Sherry vinegar*

  • 1 Tbsp roasted walnut oil

  • 1 Tbsp grey shallot, minced

  • 1 tsp French thyme, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp fennel seed, toasted and crushed

  • freshly ground black pepper and Maldon salt to taste

* Fine Spanish ham and Alvear Pendro Ximenez Solera 10 year vinegar available at LaTienda


Instructions

serves 12

Combine all dried fruit salad ingredients in a non-reactive sauté pan, gently warm over low heat and reserve. Brush slices of ham with Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil and set aside.

To plate, arrange a small spoon or plate with a serving of the dried fruit mixture and form a loose rosettes of the ham to place on top. Garnish with leaves of tarragon and a slice of fresh fig.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.

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