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Melon with Lemon Verbena & Serrano Ham
4 to 6 Servings
This is an easy way to start a meal that celebrates summer. Cool, sweet summer melon with salty ham and fragrant verbena leaves is fresh and delicious, with no pots and pans required. Ambrosia melon looks similar to a cantaloupe, but it’s sweeter and very floral. We grow it on trellises in full sun.
Cut melon in half; scoop out seeds. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Using a sharp knife, cut down the length of each melon wedge between the flesh and skin, leaving it attached at one end. Sprinkle melon with torn lemon verbena leaves. Refrigerate until ready to assemble, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
Place melon on a platter, discarding the torn verbena. Fold ham slices crosswise in half and coil loosely. Arrange ham alongside melon. Drizzle melon with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon verbena sprigs.
Ingredients 1 Ambrosia or cantaloupe melon, peeled, cut into 2-inch wedges 5 fresh lemon verbena leaves, torn 8 slices Serrano ham or prosciutto di Parma Extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper Fresh lemon verbena sprigs (garnish)
Publisher : Prospect Park Books (May 4, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 296 pages
ISBN-10 : 1945551976
ISBN-13 : 978-1945551970
Item Weight : 3.05 pounds
Dimensions : 9 x 1 x 10.5 inches