melon and prosciutto

by Patricia on July 20, 2009 · 3 comments

melon and prosciutto

The other day it was so hot that I did not want anything warm to eat so I sent out a tweet “What is your favorite heat-wave meal?”  I got a few responses, but the one that stood out was from Scott aka Seattle Food Geek: “My fave is a platter of mozzarella, tomato, basil, melon, prosciutto, bread, w/olive oil, + a bottle of Riesling.”

Why didn’t I think of that? It’s something we’ve had before, but somehow I couldn’t come up with anything beyond “cold. no-cook. cold…” (it was hot, people). Anyway, just because I couldn’t think of it myself, doesn’t mean I couldn’t eat it.  So Dan and I made a meal of caprese salad and melon with prosciutto… a little baguette and good olive oil on the side. Perfect, light meal.

{ 3 comments }

1 Kate July 23, 2009 at 1:43 pm

This sounds wonderful…it is way too hot to cook! I will be serving this one!

2 Christine July 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I had almost this exact thing the other day too! The heat was killer so no cooking for me either. I wrapped the melon in prosciutto, drizzled with balsamic and olive oil, and shavings of asiago. Yum! Another good one I tried recently was gazpacho and some thin (read: quick cooking) steak over salad greens with a honey chipotle dressing. I’m hungry!

3 Melissa July 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I have yet to stumble upon any good melon yet way out here in the midwest. We have had such a weird summer weather-wise, that may be the problem. There is an organic dairy farm close to where I live and they host an organic farmer’s market on Friday evenings. I am going to give them another shot this week I think.

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