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Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Rated as 4.4 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)

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Nutrition Facts


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

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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....

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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 ...

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...

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. ...