Prosciutto

Italian for "ham." A broadly used term to describe a ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured (not smoked), and air-dried. The meat is pressed producing a firm, dense texture. Prosciutto is a classic first course when served with melons and figs. Prosciutto can also be added at the last minute to cooked foods such as pastas or vegetables. Prolonged cooking will toughen prosciutto

Ethnicity: Italian

Season: available year-round

Matches well with: beans, bread, butter, figs, kiwi, melons, papayas, peaches, pears, pasta, vegetables

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