Watermelon, Manchego and Serrano Ham Skewers

Watermelon, Manchego and Serrano Ham Skewers

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10 people

Here, sweet watermelon is matched with sharp Manchego cheese and salty, meaty serrano ham. Assembled together into bite-size morsels and finished with piquant black pepper, the ingredients mingle to create simple yet bold appetite sparkers.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pound seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 pound serrano ham, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces Manchego cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  • 1 Cut the melon flesh away from the rind. Discard the rind and cut the flesh into 1-inch cubes. Cut the ham into thin strips about 1/2 inch wide. Trim the rind off the cheese and discard. Cut the cheese into thin squares to fit the top of the watermelon cubes.
  • 2 To assemble the skewers, place a piece of cheese on top of a watermelon cube, and then carefully top with 1 or 2 folded strips of ham. Secure each bite with a cocktail pick.
  • 3 To serve, arrange the skewers on a platter, grind pepper generously over the top and drizzle a drop or two of olive oil over each piece. Serve immediately.

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