Cookbook:Ham Sauce

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Ham Sauce (in Italian, Salsa di Prosciutto) is a relatively quick and simple sauce used to coat pasta or served over rice. It should not be confused for a glaze for baked ham—rather, it is a sauce on its own that incorporates ham.

Quick and Easy Modern RecipeEdit



  1. Melt butter in small saucepan, and gently sauté the strips of meat.
  2. Stir in tomato puree.
  3. Add stock and simmer for about five minutes.
  4. Serve over rice or toss with pasta.

Historic RecipeEdit



  1. Cut up ham, and pound it in a mortar.
  2. Add the port or Musca, vinegar, a little dried basil, and a pinch of spice.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, then pass through a sieve and warm it up in a bain-marie.
  4. Serve with roast meats.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • If you cannot get a sweet wine, add half a teaspoonful of sugar. Australian Muscat is a good wine to use.

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This page incorporates text from the public domain cookbook The Cook's Decameron: A Study In Taste, Containing Over Two Hundred Recipes For Italian Dishes by Emily Waters.