Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday Recipe

I am not much of a fan of watermelon primarily because of all the seeds although I know you can now buy seedless watermelon. However, this recipe appealed to me. I do like prosciutto with fruit.

Watermelon and Prosciutto With Mint And Toasted Almonds

Watermelon and prosciutto may seem like an unlikely pair, but the salty-sweet mix will make this
your new go-to fruit salad.

2 Tbs coarsely chopped almonds
½ cup coarsely chopped mint leaves
½ tsp finely grated orange zest
2 Tbs fresh orange juice
1 Tbs olive oil
Kosher salt
1 3-pound seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto

1. Heat a small dry skillet and toast almonds, tossing often, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Mix almonds, mint, orange zest, orange juice, and oil in a small bowl; season with salt.

3. Toss watermelon with vinegar in a large bowl; season generously with salt. Transfer watermelon to a platter and drape prosciutto over top; spoon almond mixture over.

Servings: 4

Author: Andy Baraghani
Source: Bon App├ętit

Have a great weekend
 

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, not a watermelon fan? I love the stuff. Though this year near us, the watermelons have been crap.

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  2. I love watermelon - when it's been picked properly ripe which is not always the case. I have fond memories of, as a kid, sitting on the back lawn eating those my father used to grow. They were so sweet.

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    1. Don't know enough about it Helen to know if it has been picked to early or what.

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  3. I do not like watermelon or prosciutto (too salty for me). I was very surprised to find out that Russians love watermelon. There was a huge display in GUM department store when we were there.

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    1. I eat a lot of prosciutto Denise. No, one doesn't think of the Russians eating watermelon.

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  4. I like watermelon but I just can't get into watermelon and meat. I like pineapple on my pizza but that's about it:)

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    1. Have you never tried pineapple with a ham steak Birgit. Delicious.

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  5. I'm not a fan of watermelon, but if I saw this on a buffet, or at an event, I would definitely try it :)

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  6. Seedless isn't technically without seeds...there are plenty of soft white ones. I love the stuff! My uncle used to sprinkle salt on his. Ick.

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    1. Same as seedless grapes JoJo, but you can eat it without problems.

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  7. I love watermelon and always buy the seedless. Though spitting seeds was fun as a kid!

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