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Melon and Nectarines with Parma Ham Recipe-1210

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Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham, Parma ham being a type of air-cured ham

Yield: Makes 8–12 servings
Prep time: 15 Mins


  • ½ small honeydew melon
  • 4 nectarines, stoned
  • 8 oz (225g) thinly sliced Parma ham
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Special Equipment:

  • Wooden toothpicks



1. Cut the melon into 16 wedge-shaped slices. Cut off the rind. Cut each nectarine into wedges.

2. Cut the Parma ham into thin strips. Thread a strip of ham and a piece of fruit on to toothpicks.

3. Arrange on a serving platter and season with a little pepper.


Melon, Fig, and Prosciutto Salad: Arrange arugala leaves on 4 plates. Cut the melon into 16 wedge-shaped slices, as above, and divide between the serving plates. Cut 4 figs in quarters but not through the base. Open out the figs and place one in the center of each plate. Cut 8 prosciutto slices in half lengthways and arrange between the melon slices. Sprinkle with pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Using a potato peeler, shave 3½ oz (100g) Pecorino cheese over the top.


Prepare ahead: These canapes can be made several hours in advance. Chill until required.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 12 servings.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

73kcal (4%)
7mg (1%)
10mg (17%)
9mcg RAE (0%)
13mg (4%)
517mg (22%)
1g (3%)
2g (3%)
0mg (2%)

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