Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thank you Rachel Zoe, you are a true gourmand!


Oh world,  are you ready for a shock? Wait until I tell you what happened.

My house is filled with an insanely delicious smell.  The kind of smell that make my mouth water to the point of leaving puddles.You know, I have a pretty sophisticated palate. Momma has exposed me to the best cuisine and I know my way around everything from lobster to zighini, from pate` to caponata. I consider myself a gourmand. So, impressing this girl is a tall order when it comes to food.

But I have to hand it to Rachel Zoe.  She did what Bobby F. could not do.  Last night as we watched Rachel, momma said: "OMG I have not had baked salami in years!!!" Rachel served it at a picnic.  Wait, baked salami?  I have never had that! I was intrigued.

Well, today, momma got a hold of a fab kosher salami which I would have gladly eaten "raw".
She sliced it, sort of... Fanned it is more accurate, covered it with apricot marmalade and orange zest and baked it. OMD. TO DIE FOR smell .... TO DIE FOR taste... OMD why have I not had this before???? Heyyyy come back here. Why am I not allowed more than a taste?  Why???
Calories schmalories, just hand it over. Fine,  I will bark until I get some. 

Hey, it is my birth right. I want some more baked salami, and dip it in that grainy mustard... you know, you should make those pretzels knots and serve them with this... DE................LISH!!!!

Rach, are you thinking what I am thinking?  A  Rachel Zoe fashionable cook book???



Tucker The Crestie said...

Yum, sounds delish, 'Vie! Too bad you didn't get more than just that one bite!

Marshmallow said...

Yum! I'm on my way over!

rocky-dog said...

okay "vie, you know when you post stuff like this, you mama has to post the actual recipe too. Mama thinks this is too delish to pass up herself -- she looked at the picture and basically said "OH" I think that means she's hooked. But she needs the directions. So fess up!

Rocky (who is very thankful to DOG that he does NOT have to wear a howelleen costume)

silvieon4 said...


1 large soft salami (I like to use Hebrew National, but it is hard to find. I have bought it at Costco.)
1 1/2 cups honey mustard
1 1/2 cups apricot or peach jam


Preheat oven to 375. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine mustard and jam. Stir constantly until mixture is well combines and bubbly. Place salami on wire rack on a cookie sheet. (Hint: Spray the cookie sheet with non-stick baking spray for easier clean-up.) Cut thick slices into the salami leaving the bottom attached. I like the slices pre cut vs making 6-8 diagonal slits in the top of the salami. This will let the fat drip out and marinade drip in during baking. Brush mustard mixture onto salami. Bake for about an hour- to an hour and a half basting every 15 minutes.
Slice and serve with mustard for dipping and crackers. And for an extra humph... Grate some orange peel over the salami at service.

silvieon4 said...

Rocky, it is guilty pleasure...very guilty, but momma has lost 50 + lbs, and her guilt has up and went...

silvieon4 said...

Ps... I think I accidentally on purpose packed my costume...accidentally...even..