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Wrap it-Blackforest Ham, Watercress and Camembert !

Posted on August 13, 2009 by in snacks

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Wrap it-Blackforest Ham

Wrap it – Blackforest Ham. If I say the word “wraps”, I bet your mind will immediately go to “Mexican food”, “spicy food” or even KFC. We had quite a few cold and rainy days in the last week or so and when the weather is miserable, the food of choice in this house will always be starchy, stewy but most of all heavy, warm and comforting, So, this morning when I woke up to a glorious day, I felt inspired to make “Wraps” of a totally different kind. Something light, fresh and crispy….something like……


Blackforest Ham, watercress and Camembert wraps!!!

Wrap it-Blackforest Ham. We all know, that if you source good quality fresh ingredients, very little needs to be done to make that meal spectacular. This was the case with these wraps. I got some Blackforest Ham, some Ripe and Ready Camembert from Fairview and some fresh, peppery watercress from the garden…..sounds perfect already, doesn’t it? Well the star of this meal, I must say, was the dipping sauce I made for these wraps!

The wraps are pretty straight forward, simply take a slice of the ham, place some watercress and a slice of cheese on top and roll up.

Wrap it-Blackforest Ham

For the sauce, you will need:

Fresh Herb Dipping sauce

Ingredients

125ml whole milk
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp peri-peri
2 heaped tbsp good quality mayonnaise
about 1 cup fresh herbs – I used mint, parsley and basil.

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until the sauce is ready.

These wraps are ideal for a mid-day snack, a platter if you are catering or a wonderful snack to serve with your pre-dinner drinks. Trust me, you will be amazed!!!!

Wrap it-Blackforest Ham

I am sending this recipe over to the Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Ahn from A Food Lover’s Journey

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25 Responses to “Wrap it-Blackforest Ham, Watercress and Camembert !”

  1. Jeanne 13 August 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh Nina, I LOVE these!! Definitely going to remember them for my next dinner party 🙂

  2. Bellini Valli 13 August 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    These are amazing Nina and look at those photos. I have some melt in your mouth Italian proscuitto in the fridge that may substitute well for now.

  3. Talita 13 August 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    I'm impressed with your blog! Gorgeous pics and very good recipes! I've loved to found it.

  4. Amy 13 August 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh, I'm sold. This gives me another reason to use my fresh herbs from the garden. And I always have prosciutto in the house, so I may substitute the ham for that.

    Such a simple snack or appetizer. These look fabulous.

  5. redkathy 13 August 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Watercress is fabulous with ham! Your pics are outstanding.

  6. RecipeGirl 13 August 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Yum! My grandparents used to have tons of watercress growing in their garden at their ranch. My grandfather's favorite lunch treat was to take a big bunch of watercress and stuff it between two slices of bread with cream cheese. I love the idea of this fresh herb dipping sauce, and of course I love prosciutto too!

  7. Big Boys Oven 13 August 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Looks amazing exciting, just perfect for something light!

  8. Elra 13 August 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Gosh, this look so pretty. I can imagine how delicious to serve with that dip. Love the peri peri in there too.

  9. Nina Timm 13 August 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    jeanne – and you have quite a few of these in your new house, I hope!!

    val – this is so easy and yet so delicious!

    talita – welcome on my site, glad you like it!! Please come again!!

    amy – fresh herbs…there will always be a use for them!!!

    redkathy – thank you my friend!!

    recipegirl – oooo, I know, watercress and cream cheese on seed loaf bread…nothing better!!

    big boys oven – I haven't seen you in a while, welcome back!!

    elra – oh yes, always room for a little "bite".

  10. Fearless Kitchen 13 August 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    These look like a wonderful hors d'oeuvre for a cocktail party.

  11. Pam 13 August 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    This looks wonderful – the dip sounds amazing.

  12. myfrenchkitchen 13 August 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    Looking at these beautiful wraps, I could almost swear you were in the middle of summer. They look perfect for us here in our 34 degrees summe!Will definitley make these soon with that yummy sauce
    ronell

  13. My Carolina Kitchen 13 August 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    These are the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. Most definitely the wow factor at a cocktail party.
    Sam

  14. Junglefrog 14 August 2009 at 9:19 am #

    O wow Nina those look amazing and that first photo is just fantastic! I had rocket wrapped in ham once which was also fantastic with some balsamic vinegar and pinenuts… Great combo and by the looks of it this is also a winner!

  15. Nina Timm 14 August 2009 at 10:12 am #

    fearless kitchen – it sure is!!!

    pam – that dips is fantastic as a salad dressing, over fish, baked potatoes, with vegetable crudites…..endless possibilities!!!

    myfrenchkitchen – yesterday and today was a lot warmer, so I really enjoyed "light" food for a change!

    my carolina kitchen – and you see a lot of beautiful food, so I take it as a huge compliment!

    junglefrog – coming from the expert, it means a lot to me to hear you say that! Are pinenuts as expensive in your part of the world?

  16. Anonymous 14 August 2009 at 11:51 am #

    The wrap sounds easy enough, nina and the dipping sauce ver yummy!! I am battling a bit to leave comments here – did you receive my previous ones? PPD

  17. Nina Timm 14 August 2009 at 11:56 am #

    PPD – Yes, I have received your comment thank you!!! I am about to give up on Food24….I cannot get into any blogs at the moment…it takes forever to load!!!My ranking has gone from 1 to 11 in one week……I think everyone is just fed up trying. I was very positive at first, but now I am a bit despondent!!

  18. James 14 August 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Wow – looks like you've got lunch wrapped up!

  19. Wendy T 14 August 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    Nina, those look absolutely gorgeous!!! Lovely photos! Have a great weekend 🙂

  20. Cynthia 14 August 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    Let me state for the record, just in case you don't know – you've got me all wrapped around your foodie finger 🙂

    Hope you and the family have a fantastic weekend!

  21. Nina Timm 14 August 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    James – welcome to m site, pls feel free to stay a while and ponder on all my delicious treats.

    wendy t – thx my friend,,,you to!

    cynthia – and what a pleasure it will be for me to cook for you!!!

  22. Kevin 16 August 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    Those wraps look so good! You can't go u can't go wrong with ham and cheese.

  23. Anh 17 August 2009 at 1:37 am #

    Just lovely! I got watercress for this week WHB as well! Great mind thinks alike, right? 😉

    Such a pleasure to discover your blog through this week WHB!

  24. glamah16 24 August 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    Elegance personified! Wonderful dish.

  25. Short and Bald 7 September 2009 at 4:42 am #

    wow, looks so delicious and great photos, too! would be a great appetizer for a party.


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