Appetizers
Appetizers
Cheese and Presunto Ham Puff Pastry


Chef Hélio Loureiro
In «Sabores de Hoje com Sugestões de Vinho Verde», Hélio Loureiro, Porto Editora, Porto, 2004

Ingredients
200 g puff pastry
1 egg
200 g presunto ham
200 g curd cheese
1 teaspoonful chopped parsley
1 teaspoonful oregano
1 teaspoonful dill
5 cl low acidity olive oil (0.2)
Chicory leaves
Rocket salad leaves
Vinaigrette sauce
Roll out thinly the puff pastry, brush with egg and bake in the oven. Cut into rectangles and put aside.
Crumble the curd cheese with the olive oil and the herbs.
Open up the puff pastry rectangles, fill with the cheese and slices of presunto ham and cover with the other part as a lid.
Serve, dressed with vinaigrette.


Serve with a vinho verde made with the Loureiro variety of grapes. The intense aroma of floral nuances in this variety together with a quite high acidity give it the perfect crispness to accompany this dish.

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