Prosciutto E Melone – Italian Recipe

Cooking

Salty

When I was a kid, my mother put salt on melon (cantaloupe). I tried it and acquired the taste. The idea seems strange to most, but I believe it gives a sweeter taste to the melon. Try it. Or better yet, try prosciutto with prosciutto has a salty taste which seems to sweeten the melon even more. It is such a simple recipe that that one might think it is not worth the effort to describe. But once you try it, you will understand why I describe it here.

Prosciutto

As I have mentioned before, prosciutto is the Italian word for ham. But it is usually referred to in the US as an aged, spiced, and cured ham thinly sliced and uncooked ham. The Italians refer to cooked ham (like we normally eat) as prosciutto cotto (which means literally cooked ham). But the prosciutto that is cured is referred to in Italy as prosciutto crudo (meaning raw ham). A fine prosciutto crudo can take anywhere from 9 months to one and a half years to make. Prosciutto crudo comes from central and northern Italy (Tuscany and Emilia in particular), and some prosciutto producing areas have a protected status just … Read the rest