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Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars
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"This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results."
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Ingredients

10 m servings 99
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 pieces)

Directions

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  1. Remove the flesh from the rind of the cantaloupe; wrap each piece of cantaloupe with a slice of the ham. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 99 calories; 4.8 11.3 3.9 12 296 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer....

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I hate to do this b/c the recipe is sound, but I made this as an app at a dinner party & it was hardely touched. Personally, I just didn't like the flavor of melon & prosciutto together, althoug...

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A very easy and elegant appetizer - perfect for entertaining guests. You can get creative with the presentation if you like and it's always a hit. This definitely is a fool proof appetizer....

delicious! although not much of a recipe :-)

I do believe the Italians got this right as this is traditionally a light summer meal that can be found on any table in the country! Wonderful, easy and colorful presentation. Served this as a...

This is one of my favorite appetizers! I just LOVE the combination of the sweetness of the cantaloupe and the saltiness of the prosciutto. This also works great with honeydew. So refreshing and ...

I hate to do this b/c the recipe is sound, but I made this as an app at a dinner party & it was hardely touched. Personally, I just didn't like the flavor of melon & prosciutto together, althoug...

Fabulous recipe! Simple and basic. Use quality prosciutto and a good melon and you can not go wrong. (Quality prosciutto is not slimy as some reviews note a slimyness) Love the sweetness of the ...

Can't go wrong. Seems the silliest recipe ever, but this is a fantastic traditional summertime meal in Italy. No doubt you will find this on every table in Italy from the North to the South. ...

basalmic vinager is a great addition!!!

Yes. This has always been a popular 'starter' in Europe; Italy in particular, but also very popular at 'nice' restaurants in England. I'm English, now living in Canada, and have eaten and ser...