“Party” Ham Cordon Bleu with Cerveza Negra Pineapple Sauce


When I lived abroad I for months or even years without ever being able to come back to the Philippines for a visit, I would always crave certain foods. Tapa, Tocino, Kare Kare, Lumpia, Bangus, all foods that I could actually make myself, but would simply not taste the same if eaten abroad. I know, weird.

One of the dishes I especially looked forward to was a warm, soft pandesal (local sweet bread bun) filled to the brim with chopped smoked ham with that sweet and salty flavour profile I grew up with, plain or topped with a fried egg, this was one of those dishes that upheld simplicity but brought with it a complexity of emotions. The deadly combination is straight forward, good smoked ham and a killer sauce. Something that you could enjoy every day.

However, I was always disappointed when I came home and there was no good fiesta ham available, just because it wasn’t the season for it. What Season? Isn’t pork always available? Well now, one of my favourite brands came out with one that can be eaten all year long: PUREFOODS FIESTA HAM® Smoked Boneless.

This got me thinking; we are used to eating it with pandesal, a sweet sauce or maybe some potatoes, so why not show you another way to enjoy your ham?

“Party” Ham Cordon Bleu with Cerveza Negra Pineapple Sauce

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    1. Jowi September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      i love these – christmas ham, cordon bleu, cerveza negra, and pineapple – individually. Never thought of putting them all together in one dish. a must-try. thanks for this!

    1. Olivr September 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      A favorite dish with a twist.

    1. shara September 20, 2012 at 1:57 am

      i love chicken cordon bleu but this one is a must try..something new to my taste buds..

    1. jos September 20, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Hey Erwan,

      Totally random, Just curious, what type of music are you listening too these days? Top 5 list…pls and thx! btw, like the dish. Ingats

    1. nikki September 22, 2012 at 6:43 am

      hey, good combining music with a dish like that. kindly include your background sound in the recipes that you write here. thanks and specially i enjoy cooking the simple carbonara pasta, and my friends love it. thanks more pasta recipe on next recipe

    1. Rreimond Wayne September 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Mr. Heussaf, what can I use as an alternative to Cerveza Negra if I don’t have one?

    1. Liz Vale October 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      I usually scour supermarkets every Christmas for Cerveza Negra for my ham…For some reason they almost always run out during that time. But pineapples and dark caramel-ly beer? This is so my ham sauce. Haha!

      Mebbe I’ll try this for my Christmas spread this year. Thanks for the idea. =)

      1. Erwan October 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

        give it a go!




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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