Prosciutto is a specialty food that can be added to make an appetizer, pasta, pizza, or a salad.
You can fold it in a couple different ways to make it look enticing, or even wrap food with it for a fancy appetizer.
You can make intricate appetizers using folded strips of prosciutto that will make them look chef-worthy.
Using a slice of baguette, a crostini, or a cracker, place a layer of your favorite jam or jelly, cheese, arugula, and a folded piece of prosciutto.
You can fold it like an accordion, or for smaller pieces, one fold, and have the fold off to the side. It will make the prosciutto look more eye-catching this way.
Top your appetizers with honey or drizzled balsamic vinegar for a sweeter finish.
Try making this arugula, brie, and prosciutto appetizer.
Prosciutto is sliced into long, thin shapes, which makes it perfect for wrapping up other food with.
Lay the prosciutto out flat, and begin by placing a thin layer of a fruit (apple, pear, etc.) near the edge of the prosciutto, leaving about an inch on one side.
You can put a spoonful of jam, honey, etc. on top of the fruit.
Keep layering with cheese, arugula, etc.
When you’re ready to roll up, place the 1 inch of prosciutto that you left from the beginning, over the layers of filling.
Then continue to wrap your prosciutto until the end. You can put the prosciutto wrap with the edge downward, and put a toothpick in if desired.
You also have the option of wrapping prosciutto, and then baking it, like prosciutto wrapped asparagus.
- Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
- Prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe
- Prosciutto wrapped apple and cheese
- Prosciutto wrapped pears and cheese
- Prosciutto wrapped figs
Prosciutto crisps up in the oven, therefore it serves very well on top of flatbread.
Roll out your flatbread, place your favorite pizza sauce on top, and a little mozzarella cheese. Top with strips of arugula, peppers, onions, pineapple, etc.
After it comes out of the oven, sprinkle arugula and balsamic vinegar on top.
Prosciutto doesn’t need to be cooked, therefore it tosses in well at the end of making pasta for a savory finish!
Creamy lemon ricotta pasta has a few strips of prosciutto added at end of making pasta.
It’s a creamy, citrusy lemon flavored pasta that you’ll love!!
Prosciutto layers well with other meats like salami, or turkey to make sandwiches with, or goes well by iteself.
Prosciutto can have a wide variety of spreads with it like pesto, fig jam, cranberry sauce.
Add in a few greens like arugula, and some cheese (Havarti, gouda) and you can eat your sandwich cold or warm to have the cheese melt onto the prosciutto.
Using the same “folded” look on appetizers, you can fold your prosciutto and then press it onto a wooden skewer.
Skewers are made by adding fruit like melons, grapes, peaches, to the skewers, and a few fresh herbs.
You can add a couple cubes of mozzarella to the skewer as well if desired.
Prosciutto is a nice filler for a salad, since it doesn’t need to be cooked. You can add a couple of small strips that are bite sized pieces for a delicious addition to your favorite salad.