Recipe from The Silver Spoon

Ham in White Wine

A recipe from The Silver Spoon

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 3 1/4 hr

Serves: 4 people


butter, for greasing

8 thick slices cooked/cured ham

350ml / 12fl oz (1 ½ Cups) dry white wine

300g / 11oz (4 ½ Cups) mushrooms, sliced

1 small shallot, chopped

175ml / 6fl oz (3/4 Cup) double/heavy cream

1 tablespoon white port 



Grease a fairly large, ovenproof dish with butter and place the ham on the base. Pour in half the wine, cover with foil and bake for 3 hours, making sure that the liquid does not come to the boil. 

Put the mushrooms, shallot and remaining wine in a pan, bring to the boil, then stir in the cream and simmer gently. Add the ham cooking juices and cook until reduced to the required consistency.

Stir in the port and season with salt to taste.

Place the ham slices on a warm serving dish and cover with the sauce.