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Mint marinated Melon wrapped in Parma Ham Recipe

Mint Marinated Melon Wrapped in Parma Ham with Mint Sauce Photo : Jackie Cameron

Mint Marinated Melon Wrapped in Parma Ham with Mint Sauce
Photo : Jackie Cameron

We all know how well Parma ham and fresh melon combine. Next time you serve it try marinating the melon in mint syrup before wrapping in the Parma ham. Oh so refreshing!

Mint marinated Melon wrapped in Parma Ham
(use Black forest Ham if Parma is not available)

Ingredients :

2 cups Water

1 cup White Sugar

Fresh Mint

Spanspek and/ or Sweet Melon

Parma Ham

Method :

1) Place the water and sugar into a saucepan. Heat and continue stirring until all the sugar crystals are dissolved. Simmer until a syrup consistency is reached. Add lots of freshly chopped mint to result in a green flavoursome syrup

2) Slice the melon and marinate over night in mint syrup if time allows

3) Wrap the melon in Parma ham and serve

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713