We are always thrilled to join our friends on Coast Live, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. on WTKR News 3 in Coastal Virginia, with segments available at WTKR.com/CoastLive
In our latest segment, we explore blueberries; July is National Blueberry Month, and we find out more about a regional blueberry farm, and enjoy a Wild Blue Highball made with the seasonal fruit.
And in honor or Bastille Day – and Eat Something French Day, we make a yum-mazing Ham + Brie Baguette with Spicy Apricot Sauce.
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BON APPETIT TO BASTILLE DAY
WITH OUR HAM + BRIE BAGUETTE WITH SPICY APRICOT SAUCE
July 14 is Bastille Day, which is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille, a major event of the French Revolution. In honor, it’s also Eat Something French Day.
If escargots aren’t your thing, we offer our Ham + Brie Baguette with Spicy Apricot Sauce.
A store-bought baguette is cut into four equal pieces, then slice each piece in half. On the bottom half of the bread, spoon on our Spicy Apricot Sauce made of apricot preserves, brown sugar, and horseradish Then add thin slices of baked or country ham, and thin slices of brie. Optionally, add arugula or watercress before adding the brie. Place on top half of bread.
Of note on the country ham: we love the offerings from Darden’s Country Store (www.DardensCountryStore.com) in Smithfield, but other country ham or even an Italian prosciutto will do.
Here’s how to make our Spicy Apricot Sauce:
In a medium bowl, add 1/2 cup apricot jam or preserves, 2 teaspoons brown or Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon horseradish. Stir to incorporate. Refrigerate any leftovers, covered, for up to 3 days.
Enjoy our Ham + Brie Baguette with Spicy Apricot Sauce with a crisp white wine, perhaps a chablis.
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