Ham Rolls with Grapes & Tomato Cream Sauce
heavy whipping cream
Preheat the oven to 400.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a saucepan and add the shallots.
Cook briefly, then add the tomatoes.
Cook about 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Add 4 tbsp of the wine and cook about 3 min. Stir in the cream. Simmer about 15 min.
Butter a oval baking dish (a dish measuring about 9 x 12 x 2 in. is ideal).
Roll up the ham slices into cigarette shapes not quite 1-in. in diameter. Arrange the rolls close together in the dish, side by side in a neat row.
Melt the remaining butter and brush over the ham rolls. Set aside.
Put the sauce through a fine strainer.
Return to the saucepan and cook about 5 min. longer.
Meanwhile, place the grapes in a small skillet with the remaining wine. Bring to a boil and cook, shaking the skillet, about 3 min. Do not over cook or the grapes will become mushy.
They must retain a nice texture and shape. Add the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring.
Place the ham in the oven and bake about 5 min., just to heat through.
Pour the grapes and the sauce over the ham.