Prosciutto di Parma with Agrodolce Melon

Prosciutto di Parma with Agrodolce Melon
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Proscuitto di Parma with Agrodolce Melon

Tulio Ristorante

Proscuitto di Parma with Agrodolce Melon

A sweet-sour syrup mixture flavored with currants gives the usual cantaloupe-and-prosciutto appetizer an interesting twist, and cutting the melon into small cubes instead of large wedges results in an elegant presentation.

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Notes

*Note: Have your butcher put the sliced prosciutto on individual pieces of waxed paper to avoid having them stick together.

Ingredients

  • slightly firm cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and diced finely
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 1/2  Cup  white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2  Cup  white sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  currants
  • 16  paper thin slices prosciutto di Parma*
  • 16  large arugula leaves, for garnish

Directions

Place the melon in a mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.

In a small saucepan, slowly heat the water, vinegar, sugar, and currants. Bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve. Pour the warm mixture over the cantaloupe. Let cool to room temperature.

Place the sliced prosciutto on a platter. Drain the liquid from the melon. Spread the melon down the center of the platter and garnish with the arugula leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
33µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
133mg
9%
Water
24g
1%

Prosciutto Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Prosciutto Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.