Just Peachy

13 Jul

A real quick hit before the weekend.

Bay Ridge From Above

Do try and get yourself up on a roof this weekend if at all possible. Or to a park. Or to a backyard.

Peaches & Melons

And if the fruit where you live is as incredible as the fruit is here in New York this summer, go grab some, buy a little prosciutto, or jamon, or whatever cured pork product you can find, and wrap it around something!

Prosciutto & Melon

We all know and love melon with prosciutto, but what about porky peaches? Possibly even better if you can believe that!

Peaches Love Prosciutto

So I ask you… What’s your favorite thing to wrap prosciutto around?

Happy weekend ya’ll!

Be on the lookout for some “firecrackers” around here early next week.

18 Responses to “Just Peachy”

  1. Mary July 13, 2007 at 8:00 am #

    Other than the fruit versions mentioned above, I like to wrap it around steamed asparagus. Shrimp wrapped with bacon, slathered in bbq sauce and grilled is also a sure way to make friends.

  2. Lisa (Homesick Texan) July 13, 2007 at 8:30 am #

    I’m allergic to melon, so I wrap my prosciutto around fresh avocado slices, lightly steamed green beans, tomatoes and dates. But peaches? That’s brilliant!

  3. razzbuffnik July 13, 2007 at 8:31 am #

    I’m with Mary with the lightly steamed asparagus. I just love it!

  4. s'kat July 13, 2007 at 10:50 am #

    “What’s your favorite thing to wrap prosciutto around?”

    I’d love to share, but I think my husband would prefer if I kept such matters discreet, lol.

    Actually, I just finished having a prosciutto/roasted vegetable tapenade/some-mysterious-cheese-found-in-cheese-drawer panini.

  5. Julie July 13, 2007 at 10:58 am #

    I’ve never wrapped it around anything but melon so I guess I’ll have to get busy and broaden my horizons. I can tell you though that melon wrapped with prosciutto makes a great breakfast.

  6. Jessica July 13, 2007 at 12:53 pm #

    I love “prosciutto e grissini” yummy!

  7. Terry B July 13, 2007 at 2:09 pm #

    We actually served prosciutto-wrapped asparagus at our tiny wedding reception, along with about a bottle of champagne per guest. Both were excellent.

  8. ann July 14, 2007 at 2:20 pm #

    Well, obviously the fact that I’ve never had prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is something of a culinary travesty! How did I not know about this? must be those blinkers again ;-)

    Mary — I just knew you’d have some sage porky advice! Those shrimp sounds awesome, and I don’t even like shrimp!

    Lisa — Glad to be of service! Melon allergy… that’s brutal!

    razzbuffnik — Glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by!

    s’kat — LOL! mmmm….. pannnnnnnini… *drool*

    Julie — That is a good idea for breakfast! Never thought of that…

    Jessica — How did you know I love grissini? what a great idea! Now if only I could wrap them in some cheese too.

    TerryB — Now THAT’s my kind of wedding!

  9. sher July 14, 2007 at 5:20 pm #

    Yummy pictures! I love it wrapped around asparagus and shrimp.

  10. French Laundry At Home July 14, 2007 at 8:49 pm #

    Here’s a tip — add some mint in your peach/prosciutto wrap. And a few leaves of arugula if you have it. It will change you life. :)

  11. ann July 16, 2007 at 7:26 am #

    Sher — There’s another vote! I must try this

    FLAT — that’s a great tip, thanks!!

    And I discovered another thing to wrap prosciutto around yesterday…. Figs stuffed with gorgonzola cheese. Ridiculously delicious.

  12. Toni July 16, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    Well, I don’t exactly wrap the prosciutto around them, but I adore prosciutto with fresh figs. I’ve never tried it with asparagus, but that sounds like it would be terrific!

  13. maiapapaya July 25, 2007 at 11:17 pm #

    Figs! Ann is so right: ridiculously delicious! Even more so if you grill the figs first. Oh man, grilled figs and saltyporkfat! Mmm

  14. maiapapaya July 25, 2007 at 11:18 pm #

    I can’t type. Make that Ann YOU’RE so right. *hides wine glass*

  15. blissandvinegar July 26, 2007 at 11:05 am #

    I have wrapped it around asparagus – YUM! Definitely need to give the avocado a try – that sounds perfect. I have also wrapped it around garlic bread sticks. Quite a tasty combination.

    Oh, and you have been tagged. I hope you will play along! Come see details in the 7/26 post on my blog: http://blissandvinegar.wordpress.com.

    I look forward to keeping up with your blog – I just discovered you and love what you write!

  16. Tiny Banquet Committee July 26, 2007 at 2:24 pm #

    Another vote for melon and for figs. I’ve also been meaning to repeat a dinner I made once with scallops and prosciutto, though I’ll likely wait for cooler weather: Heat the broiler, slice the prosciutto into strips about the width of your scallops, lightly oil a broiler pan, season the scallops with pepper and maybe a little lemon zest, wrap each one in a piece of prosciutto, and broil until the prosciutto is crisp and the scallops are cooked through, flipping once if they’re large.

  17. giorgia July 30, 2007 at 12:31 pm #

    > How did you know I love grissini? what a great idea! Now if only I could wrap them in some cheese too.

    you cold put some crescenza or robiola on the grissini and then wrap prosciutto ’round it all… :)

    my fave “prosciutto and…” duo, though, is prosciutto and “mozzarella di bufala”. yum!

  18. ann July 31, 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    Toni — I can now say that prosciutto and figs are amazing! try them!

    Maiapapaya — Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi blissandvinegar — Thanks for the tag, I hope I did it alright!

    TBC — what a GREAT recipe. God that sounds good, I might have to try that this weekend.

    Giorgia — Thank you! I wish I could read Italian, your blog looks so interesting.

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