With the high temperatures of the summer time, always like eating something chilly to help us alleviate the feeling of warmth. Today we propose a very simple tapas recipe, really traditional and perfect for summer: Melon stuffed with Cured Ham fromTeruel.
- 1 Melon
- Sliced Hamfrom Teruel
- 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts
- 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
- Black pepper
- Maldon salt
Cut the melon in half and make balls with a spoon (medium size ice-cream spoon would be perfect). Empty the top of each ball with a small knife, just a small hole. Reserve in a tray.
Place the toasted pine nuts in a bowl and mash them a bit. Add balsamic vinegar (may be from
) and the olive oil. Emulsify.
Cut small slices of Ham from Teruel (could be any Spanish Cured Ham), roll and fill the melon balls.
Serve on a tray, place the melon balls filled with cured ham in a side and the vinegar sauce in the other side. Add just a bit of Maldon salt, black pepper and a drop of oil to every melon ball. Tip: add just bit of salt, ham is salty in itself.
Enjoy this chilly and delicious tapa. Que aproveche!