Recipes by Nick Nairn

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Nick Nairn's Melon & Parma Ham Starter

Recipe Category

Deli Recipes

Recipe Ingredient

Parma Ham



Melon & Parma Ham Starter

  • 1 cantaloupe melon
  • 8 slices good Parma ham or prosciutto   Buy Now
  • 100g rocket

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Nick Nairn's Melon & Parma Ham Starter


If you’ve never tried this popular Italian starter, do now. The savoury ham and sweet melon are wonderful partners. The melon must be ripe. Press the end in the shop and sniff – if it’s ready it will give you a little of its scented aroma.

Halve the melon, deseed, quarter, remove skin and slice the flesh. Fan on the plate with the cured ham and rocket. Lightly dress the leaves with olive oil and drizzle over some good balsamic vinegar.