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4 Simple Recipes for Leftover Ham

4 Simple Recipes for Leftover Ham

It’s probably not likely that you’ll have any leftover wine from the festive season but there is usually plenty of food, especially ham!  Here’s four of our favourite recipes for leftover ham and the wines you should drink with them.

Ham Patties

Ingredients:
1 small onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon of butter
1/2 tsp each of dried thyme and oregano (or herbs of choice)
2 cups of finely diced ham
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Fry the onion over medium heat in a little butter until soft.
  2. Add herbs and toss for a few seconds, then add the ham, flour, parsley, mustard milk and season to taste.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the egg and cheese.
  4. Let cool, then shape the mixture into small oval patties.
  5. Fry patties in some butter until brown all over.

Note:  Leftover turkey, pork or chicken are all just as delicious in this recipe! 

Pair with our Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or Chardonnay.

Pea & Ham Soup

This is a wonderful recipe that we have been enjoying for years, it is from the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia cook book, first published in 1936.  We particularly liked this quote from the book by Lola Lundy, the State President in 1984: 

"No-one goes his way alone.  For what he puts into the lives of others flows back into his own."      

Ingredients:
250g split peas
1 onion
2 celery sticks
1 carrot
Ham bones or bacon rind
3 litres stock or water
2 tablespoons of flour

Method:

  1. Wash peas and soak overnight to remove starch.  
  2. Peel and cut up vegetables roughly.  
  3. Put peas, vegetables, ham bones and water into a saucepan.  Simmer for three hours.  
  4. Remove bones, pass soup through a sieve, rubbing peas and vegetables well through.  Return to saucepan.  
  5. Mix flour to a smooth paste with a little cold water and stir into soup; boil three minutes.  
  6. Serve soup with chunky bread for dipping.

Note: Do not add extra salt as salt leaches out of the ham in time.  If extra salt is needed, add as consumed.

Pair with our Sauvignon Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

Ham Frittata

Ingredients
1 200g packet pre-cooked Hokkien noodles (can substitute with 200g of potato)
6 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
200g leg ham, sliced and roughly broken into bite size pieces
Extra parsley to garnish

Method 

  1. Prepare noodles according to the packet directions and then drain well.
  2. Place the eggs in a bowl, beat well then stir in cheese, parsley and garlic.  Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a shallow non-stick 23-24cm frittata pan.
  4. Arrange the noodles and ham evenly over the base of the frittata pan.
  5. Pour over the egg mixture to evenly cover the noodles and ham.  Cook for 10 minutes over low to moderate heat, or until the frittata starts to set around the edges.  Remove from heat.
  6. Place under a hot grill, and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  7. Run a knife around the edge to loosen.  Turn onto a plate, and then place another plate over the top. Hold together and flip. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve sprinkled with extra parsley.  Or serve and dish out directly from the pan. 

Pair with our Chardonnay or Cabernet Merlot.

Ham and Pineapple Slices

This one is very simple but so tasty. 

  1. Get a tin of pineapple slices in fruit juice or sugar syrup.  Slice up the ham to the same thickness as the pineapple.
  2. Pan fry both in butter and your favourite oil to brown up and serve.
  3. The ham is already cooked so just need to warm and brown it up.  Similarly, the pineapple is already tasty, just need to soften and brown up. 

Pair with our elegant Shiraz or Cabernet Franc.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Wine Collectors

UMAMU Estate Wine Collectors Christmas Gift Guide

Enjoy savouring & collecting wine?  We have put together some gift ideas for the festive season, may it be to your dearest, a friend or yourself – to discover, savour, record and save your favourite wine to the last drop.

  1. Our gold award winning UMAMU Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 is a delicious, elegant drop ready to drink now, but it's also a wonderful addition to any collection to watch is age and mature gracefully. 
  2. Learn about the 54 aromas most commonly present in wine with this amazing kit by Le Nez Du Vin.
  3. Can’t quite finish the bottle?  This battery operated wine preserver is a great way to keep your wine until the next day.
  4. Made with the signature Moleskin style, this wine journal is ideal for any collector to record and remember their favourite wines. 
  5. We love this Riedel decanter inspired by a rare hen, apt for the upcoming year of the cockerel in the Chinese New Year.
  6. Save any bubbly left in the bottle (if you have any!) with this pump up Champagne stopper, which pumps air bubbles back in the bottle.
  7. Just released in October, The Wine Journal is fully illustrated and filled with notes, quotes, and tasting tips accessible to any wine enthusiast.
  8. This vacuum wine bottle stopper is another great option for saving wine left in a bottle.
  9. This pronged cork extractor is incredibly useful for wines with corks that are not so intact, particularly older wines.  Ease the cork out via prongs without damaging the fragile centre of the cork.
  10. Write notes exactly where you'll see them - on the bottle!  These cellar glass marker pens are useful for writing notes on bottles being cellared or even a quick gift message on a bottle you're giving this Christmas.
  11. The handy VinoCell app helps any collector manage their wine list, graphically display their cellar, to record both your tastings and pro ratings and to match dishes to your wines. 
  12. The list wouldn't be complete with reference to the Halliday Wine Companion.  The 2017 edition is an indispensable reference from Australia's leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone visiting a wine growing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.

 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Wine Lovers

UMAMU Estate Wine Lovers Christmas Gift Guide

Got a wine lover in your life?  We’ve pulled together some of our favourite things to give you some inspiration for Christmas.  Of course the guide is also perfect for dropping hints if you see something you might like for yourself!

  1. This Keep calm and pour some wine tea towel says it all for us.
  2. Sample six of our award winning wines – our limited edition mixed case is a great gift or for enjoying over the festive season. Plus, if you use the discount code CHRISTMAS, you can treat yourself to a case for just $128 - over 50% off.
  3. Know a wine lover that loves a good laugh? Drinkopoly is for them!
  4. Prepare for unexpected guests with a wine chill stick. It’s also a great gift for the wine lover in your life.
  5. We love these personalised glasses – they really add an individual touch to gift giving this season.
  6. There’s bound to be spills over the silly season (or any time of year!) and this red wine stain emergency kit is just the ticket!
  7. These personalised coasters are the perfect pairing for a wine loving couple. 
  8. Scratch and sniff your way to becoming a wine expert with this great book.
  9. The humble wine bottle cleverly re-configured to create this beautiful romantic wine light.
  10. A handbag with a cooler bag built in! These Cool Clutches are genius and come in plenty of sizes and colours.
  11. For the wine lover that has everything there is always a champagne cork stool!
  12. Sippy cups for adults! These are perfect for the outdoorsy, picnicking wine lover in your life.

 

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Aussie Wine Month 2016

To celebrate Aussie Wine Month, UMAMU Estate is being showcased at C Restaurant in Perth.  Enjoy a sampler of UMAMU when you dine at C Restaurant.

More Info

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UMAMU Featured in Prestige Magazine - December 2015

Charmaine Saw tells Gerrie Lim about helming an award-winning Australian property, despite her somewhat unusual wine roots. Read the full article here.
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Oxford online dictionary adds 1000 new words

The quarterly update to the Oxford Dictionary Online has seen plenty of interesting new additions.
wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine”
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UMAMU is a Five-Star (5R) Winery - 2016, 2015, 2014

Umamu Estate is proud to announce our continued five-star (5R) Winery rating by James Halliday in his 2016 Australian Wine Companion.

The five-star rating explained:

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About the guide

The James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 is the number one bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2015 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information.

Halliday shares his extensive knowledge via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important details on wineries - including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses - in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers.

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"This is... Spectacular!"

Thanks to Casey at Travelling Corkscrew for reviewing our Sparking Chardonnay on the Travelling Corkscrew Facebook Page.

"This is one of those wines I feel you have to try at least once in a lifetime. It has a unique, interesting and delicious character that I can't quite put my taste buds on. But the main thing is that this bubbles is spectacular!" 

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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015

Umamu Estate is proud to announce our five-star (5R) Winery rating by James Halliday in his 2015 Australian Wine Companion.

The five-star rating explained:

rating_explained

About the guide

The James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 is the number one bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2015 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information.

Halliday shares his extensive knowledge via detailed tasting notes, each of which includes vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking, as well as alcohol content, price and a value rating. He provides important details on wineries - including opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses - in addition to biographies on each, and information about the winemakers.

 

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Chaine Des Rotisseurs Bailliage de Melaka

 We are thrilled to share that UMAMU was the wine paired with a sumptuous Dinner at the recent Chaine Des Rotisseurs Event held at Hatten Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia. 

Thank you to Marco & Chuck , their Culinary & Fine Dining Teams and indeed thank you to the Bailliage de Melaka for their great support and wonderful evening.

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