Prosciutto Time!

On our last trip to Eataly (you can read about it here btw), I bought a new book called “Prosciutto” by Carla Bardi.  The book is not only a guidebook for prosciutto but it also contains a few recipes.

dear prosciutto, I love you. love, rosemary
dear prosciutto,
I love you.
love, rosemary
[/span4][span8] I had tagged the recipe for Medallions of Ham with Broccoli and Anchovies. It is suppose to be an appetizer (to feed 6) but since I was on my own this particular night I decided that it would make a fine dinner instead.
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hi delicious cured meats
hi delicious cured meats
[/span4][span8] I took 12 slices of prosciutto and pounded them with a meat pounder (not really sure why because prosciutto is so thin but I did it anyway). Then I took one slice, laid chopped spicy green olives, was then suppose to lay some capers but since I don’t like capers I didn’t use them, salted lightly (seemed crazy to me to add salt to prosciutto but did as the recipe instructed), laid a slice of mozzarella, covered with another slice of prosciutto, rolled, wrapped a slice of pancetta around it and secured with a toothpick – X6.
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[/span4][span8] I then put them in a skillet with a tiny bit of water, chopped garlic, rosemary (the herb not the person) and sage. They cooked over low heat until they began to brown.
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evaporate wine!!
evaporate wine!!
[/span4][span8] Once beginning to brown I slowly added white wine to the skillet and they were suppose to cook until the wine evaporated (which it never fully evaporated so after cooking twice as long as it was suppose to I removed from the skillet).
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[/span4][span8] Meanwhile I was also cooking broccoli. I lightly boiled the broccoli for a few minutes until it was getting tender. Then I added it to a skillet with olive oil and anchovy paste. That sautéed for 5 minutes.
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[/span4][span8] I plated the broccoli and prosciutto rolls and ate.
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The Verdict: Salt City!!  Yikes!  I can really see why this was suppose to be an appetizer for 6 people (so each person would only have 1 roll).  I was able to eat 2 1/2 before deciding they were too salty to continue.  The broccoli was ok but even though it spelled of anchovy it really didn’t take on any of the anchovy in the taste.  I will note that the 2 1/2 I ate did not contain the mozzarella so that might have made these a bit more edible.  I will let Natasha (who I gave cheese ones to) give the verdict for those.

2 thoughts on “Prosciutto Time!

  1. The ones with the cheese were still mega salty! My suggestion would be way way more cheese. And while I agree the broccoli did not taste like anchovies at all, Jamie said it was the best broccoli and that you are a broccoli wizard, so there’s that.

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