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melon, mozzarella & parma ham salad with a honey & mustard vinaigrette + an italian feast

Melon, mozzarella & parma ham salad with a honey & mustard vinaigrette

This Melon, mozzarella & parma ham salad with a honey & mustard vinaigrette forms part of an Italian feast menu I created for Galbani. It’s a fresh and light salad with their creamy Mozzarella creating a lovely texture and flavour contrast to the sweet melon and salty Parma ham. Served on a bed of crunchy watercress and rocket leaves with a honey and Dijon mustard vinaigrette it makes the perfect opening to an indulgent feast. Continue Reading →

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prosciutto wrapped melon with a honey mustard vinaigrette

parma ham wrapped melon with a honey and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette

Whoever decided to take aged ham and wrap it’s salty deliciousness around sweet melon, I thank you. Its a classic and perfect combination of flavours that seems to stand the test of time and survive through the various food trends.

I had a perfect sweet melon or Cantaloupe (otherwise known as Spanspek in South Africa), and lots paper thin slices of Parma ham which I bought from Giovanni’s. I decided to put them together.

parma ham wrapped melon with a honey and wholegrain mustard vinaigrette

Now I would have thought this was just the perfect side dish to go on a brunch menu, until I chatted to a chef friend of mine from Twitter who suggested I drizzle a honey and wholegrain-mustard vinaigrette over them. He had me at drizzle (:-)). Continue Reading →

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grilled peach, parma ham, chevin and rocket salad with a raspberry vinaigrette

grilled peach salad with goats cheese, rocket, parma ham and walnuts

This recipe or should I say idea, was inspired by a post I saw last week by Anne Myers from I Love Cooking.  It spoke directly to my food soul and my taste buds, and I knew when I bought my big box of peaches on the side of the road in Stilbaai last week, this was one of the things I would be making with it.

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