Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer Fresh Melon Appetizers

Tom and I are still pinching ourselves!  We have moved to Half Moon Bay, and are just a 5-7 minute walk to the beach... we fall asleep after watching the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean, listening to waves crash and the fog horn blowing continuously.  (not complaining - I LOVE it!)

We are having the best time exploring our neighborhood, including the Andreotti   Family Farm, open every single day, and less than a 2 minute walk from our house. (on the way to the beach)  I never know what I will find to bring home for dinner!  Summer squash, golden beets, fennel, sun ripened tomatoes....

Last week, they had just picked big, ripe juicy cantaloupes from their field just behind the "barn". Could not resist bringing one home!








Have to share my super-easy, but sort of fancy Melon Prosciutto Appetizers.  We ordered something similar at an Italian Cafe last summer while exploring the North Beach neighborhood in the city, and have been trying to recreate it ever since.  This time, I think we created perfection. Absolute delish for summer!

Ingredients:

1/2 ripe cantaloupe melon
8 oz. prosciutto sliced thin
1/3 cup good extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground pepper
balsamic glaze

1. Seed and peel cantaloupe, cut into 2-3 inch chunks. Wrap slices of melon with with prosciutto.  Set aside.
2. Drizzle olive oil onto plate or serving platter. Grind fresh pepper over olive oil. (to taste)
3. Arrange melon and prosciutto wrapped pieces on top of olive oil and pepper on platter
4. Drizzle balsamic glaze over appetizers.  I keep some the glaze in my frig for occasions like this, you can buy pre-made or super easy to make your own.


Yum.









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