Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Easy Summer Appetizer


During the summer, I'm sure you'd much rather be spending your time outside than in the kitchen. So if you need a quick appetizer for your next get together that requires no cooking, I've got the perfect one for you.

Prosciutto e Melone...aka prosciutto and melon. The pairing of the salty dry-cured ham and the sweet fruit is just divine.

What I do is pull apart paper-think slices of prosciutto and lightly lay them in a mound on a platter. Then slice up either cantaloupe or honeydew and arrange around the prosciutto. I like to do it this way rather than wrapping each melon slice because it can sit out longer. When you wrap the melon with the prosciutto, the salt breaks down the melon and you can end up with a watery mess rather quickly. It is SO easy and incredibly delicious with a glass of prosecco or white wine.

Buon Appetito!

** Note: Cantaloupe is in season starting in June throughout the rest of the summer and honeydew is best in late July/early August through September.


Unknown said...

oh how I love prosciutto!

Kim @
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Belinda @zomppa said...

I could eat this for DAYS.

coolkids said...

I love the presentation of this instead of wrapping! This was already on the menu for my son's first birthday! Now, I don't have to go to the trouble of wrapping it.:)

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

I discovered this on my first trip to Italy when I was fourteen and it's been a favorite ever since. The sweet/salty combo is pure divinity! Thanks for the reminder : )

XX Katie