Sailing Starters

"I came up with this as the ham i wanted to use was so short that i could not wrap it around the slices of melon. I came out much better and it is great for picky eaters like me as i do not like to blend my foods. That way allows me to have a piece of melon, eat the ham in one bite and finish of with some more melon. A great starter, serve with dry, sparkling white wine."
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Ready In:
12-16 slices




  • Cut the melon in half.
  • Clean the seeds out of it with a tablespoon.
  • Cut the melon in slices, about 2 inches thick.
  • Cut the melon peel away.
  • Arrange the slices.
  • Roll up the ham and fix with tooth pick.

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  1. labrazone
    really nice not original but delish make it all the time when people come over love the flavours mixed together
  2. Slatts
    Yum!!!! I love proscuitto with cantaloupe so when I saw this I just had to try it. Fortunately I was home alone so I got to enjoy the whole plate all myself! The honeydew melon I got was perfectly sweet and was fantastic with the salty proscuitto. Thanks for posting! Made for the Saucy Senoritas ZWT5.
  3. KissKiss
    I wish I could say that I liked these more, because prosciutto and melon are two of my favorite foods; but the texture of the meat and fruit together just didn't do it for me (or the others at my dinner party). I think if the prosciutto was cooked and crispy and served with super-chilled melon, I would have liked it a lot more. I will try that sometime. Thanks for posting a classic recipe. Made for ZWT5 Family Picks.
  4. kitty.rock
    We really enjoyed this recipe - very quick and easy to make. I made some as the recipe stated, and also made some with baby Swiss cheese included. Both were delish. Thanks Iceland. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.


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