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Old 07-02-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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A neighbor brought over a ton of this and we used it on a pizza. Now I have leftovers prosciutto. This stuff is always cured and therefore safe to eat cold and raw, right? I am not sure what I am doing with it yet; I just wanted to get the safety question addressed right away.


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Old 07-02-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Yes, it's wonderful to eat as is.

Let us know if you want suggestions on how to use it.


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Old 07-02-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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Just so you know, it may look raw but it is not - it is cured, therefore "cooked".

Wrap it around thin slices of cantelope - YUM

Hold it up high and just lower it into your mouth! The BEST!

Steam some asparagus lightly, take a slice of prosciutto and slather with some chevre (goat cheese). Take 1/2 slice of prosciutto (width, not length) and wrap around a few spears if they are fat asparagus, about 4 if they are thin asparagus. Drizzle with a mixture of 1 of clove garlic, 1 TBS chopped chives, 3 tsp red-wine vinegar, 1/2 TBS Dijon mustard (1/2 TBS - 1 1/2 tsp.) Drizzle this over wrapped asapragus - YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!

If you make paninis you can do a mixture of prosciutto, roasted red pepper, water-packed mozzarella sliced, mixed greens, fresh basil or basil oil drizzle, and grill.

I wish I had a neighbor like you do!!!!!!

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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Please wrap it up and send it to me immeditally. I will dispose of it properly. lol
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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You have a nice neighbor because prosciutto is very expensive. Sliced paper thin that stuff is great to add with smoked provolone cheese and make sandwiches or use it like you would sliced lunchmeat ham.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:27 AM   #6
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I've wrapped prosciutto around steamed asparagus spears and drizzled with Italian dressing.

Like KE, I like to just pop a piece into my mouth when I get a chance.

Chicken Saltimbocca? Wrap a chicken breast (or thigh) with a large piece of prosciutto. Secure with a toothpick. Pan-sear, flip, and finish in the oven until done. Deglaze the pan with some white wine and chicken stock, and tighten into a pan sauce.

Shred some and mix into a salad.

I made a small 3 oz batch of balsamic vinaigrette by making a confit of shallots and garlic in EVOO, cooling it, then adding some balsamic. A small slice of parmegiano reggiano, a slice of prosciutto, and drizzle with the vinaigrette.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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Chicken and veal Saltimbocca is my all time favorite dish to make. Pound veal or chicken breast thin then lay 3 leaves of fresh sage over each breast, top that with a couple slices of prosciutto, take the dull edge of a chef's knife and pound into the meat "setting" the prosciutto in place. Dredge in flour, then brown quickly in olive oil. Place breasts in a slow 300 degree oven and top each with a slice of fontina cheese.
While breasts are in the oven (no longer than 6 minutes) whisk together 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/4 cup Marsala wine, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Add very cold butter, one thin pat at a time and swirl til the sauce thickens. Season with salt then plate the breasts topping each with 2 or 3 Tablespoonsof the sauce. Sheer heaven. This is one of the best things you can put into your mouth and the whole process takes about 15 minutes. The combination of prosciutto, sage and the melted fontina cheese topped with that fabulous sauce is unbeatable.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #8
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Thinly slice a baguette. Place a piece of gruyere or Jarslberg on it. Slice the prosciutto in half lengwise, wrap a piece around the bread. It will adhere to itslef. Heat in a 375 oven , or place under a broiler until the cheese is melted. Or, since it summer and hot here, place on the grill . Really fast, really tasty!

Or, julienne it, fry it up, and place on halibut.One of my faves!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #9
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I just went through a pound of prosciutto today. Wrapped strips of prosciutto and smoked provolone around cantaloupe and honeydew balls. Set 'em on a bed of finely shredded unsweetened coconut, and sprinkled the tops with same. Chilled them before heading for the potluck. No leftovers. Prosciutto is only unsafe if you hover over it and block access.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #10
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For dinner last night I wrapped prosciutto around prunes and put them under the grill for 2 minutes. It's supposed to be an appetizer, but since the men have all gone camping, it made a great dinner. Glass of Touraine-Mesland rosé alongside. Prosciutto happiness.

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