Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano and Basil Mayonnaise Baguettes

The ultimate sandwich for a summer picnic.

  • Preparation Time40 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
4 large baguettes
2 handfuls peashoots
30g basil leaves
60g shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
8 slices Parma Ham

For the basil mayonnaise

20g basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
125g light mayonnaise
2 tsp lemon juice
10g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Salt and cracked black pepper

Basil mayonnaise: Blanch basil in boiling water for 1 minute then plunge into cold water. Drain and squeeze out excess water. Blend in food processor with olive oil to a purée, then add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Season to taste.

Slice open the baguettes, top with peashoots, basil leaves, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and slices of Parma Ham.

Recipe courtesy of Parma Ham

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