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Apples and Prosciutto

15 Jan
Apple wedges wrapped with  prosciutto.

Apple wedges wrapped with prosciutto.

Prosciutto wrapped around apple wedges is a simple easy healthy snack.  The salty and chewiness of the prosciutto slices is an ideal accompaniment to the crispy sweet apple.

  • one apple, cut into wedges
  • thinly sliced prosciutto

1. Cut the prosciutto into strips such that they are long and wide enough to wrap once around each apple wedge.

2. Wrap prosciutto strips around each apple wedge.

Enjoy!

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Prosciutto and Guacamole Sandwich

12 Jun

Two slices of sourdough bread with prosciutto and guacamole in between.

The following recipes makes four sandwiches.
  • 8 slices of bread, toasted (I used sourdough)
  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into rough cubes
  • 1 medium tomato, roughly cut
  • juice of 1 lime
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

The ingredients in the guacamole are avocados, tomatoes and lime juice. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Add to a bowl the avocados and lime juice. Mash the avocados. Add in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. This is the guacamole that will go into the sandwich.

Slices of sourdough bread topped with prosciutto and avocados mixed with lime juice and tomatoes.

To assemble the sandwich, place two slices of prosciutto onto one slice of bread. Add a generous scope of the guacamole on top of the prosciutto and spread it around. Top with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwich in half and now you have made the first sandwich. Repeat three more times.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

21 Feb

Grilled sourdough with baby spinach, cheddar cheese and prosciutto.

  • two slices of medium thick sourdough bread
  • a few slices of cheese (e.g. havarti, cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, etc.)
  • a few baby spinach leaves
  • 3 to 4 slices prosciutto

Heat a frying pan* on high heat. Place both slices of bread into the pan. When the slices are toasted, turn down the heat to medium and flip one of the slices over. On this flipped slice, place the cheese first, then spinach and prosciutto and then another layer of cheese. (The double layer of cheese will help hold the sandwich together). Place the toasted side of the other slice of bread onto the cheese.

Depending on how thick your sandwich is, you might want to cover it with a lid or plate. I find I usually don’t have to though. After a couple of minutes, carefully flip the sandwich and cook for another two to three minutes or until the cheese has melted. The grilled prosciutto spinach sandwich is now done. Cut in half with a sharp knife and serve immediately.

Feel free to switch it up by replacing the prosciutto with spicy genoa salami or adding thinly sliced tomatoes or using a different type of bread.  I personally love grilled cheese with sourdough because it’s a dense bread and when sourdough is toasted, it becomes incredibly crunchy especially the crust.

*I don’t have a panini press but if you do and you’re making this recipe, this is an ideal time to use it.