This sauce seemed exactly what I was looking for tonight: we're having white fish fillets, not ham, though. Molly, I preferred cutting the veggies by hand, which was a soothing task! The processor would have minced them too finely. However, the sauce needs tweaking. I added a seasoning salt and some Tabasco for a lift. It's pretty bland as it stands now. But I made some noodles, and I think the fish, noodles and sauce (and a side salad) will actually taste quite nice. (It's in the warming oven and will be eaten shortly). I'd suggest you consider adding salt, black pepper or pepper sauce to the recipe, and maybe chopped parsley. Thank you, it is something different and I loved the idea of all the veggies used in a sauce!