Saturday, June 7, 2008

Prosciutto And Melon Skewers

Another food on a stick for Amy and Jim's shower. These look fancy, taste decadent and require no cooking. That makes them a win all around as far as I'm concerned. I do not have a melon baller (I know, I know), but I do have a small cookie scoop that worked just fine for the job. Because there are so few ingredients and no "seasonings," be sure that you go for good/high-quality items.

Prosciutto And Melon Skewers

12 thin slices of prosciutto
1 large ripe melon, such as cantaloupe
72 small mint leaves

1- Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise then fold in half lengthwise. Cut the melon in half, scoop out the seeds and peel away the skin. Cut the flesh into 72 equal pieces. If you are using a melon baller or cookie scoop, there is no need to remove the skin.
2- Thread a folded piece of prosciutto onto a skewer followed by a piece of melon and then a mint leaf. Fold the prosciutto around the melon piece and thread it onto the skewer a second time. Again follow with a piece of melon and a mint leaf. Do this one more time and then fold the end of the prosciutto over the top of the third melon/mint stack. When looking at the skewer, the prosciutto should be interwoven with three pieces of melon. Chill until required, but serve at room temperature.

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