Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Special: Fig and Prosciutto Roses

Taking a little time to make some decorative plates can make all the difference to a Christmas table, but keeping it simple is just as important.  The days are hectic enough as it is!

These lovely little starters for the table are a nice way to ease into the festive foods!

Fig and Prosciutto Roses


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 4 slices prosciutto ham
  • 8 small, fresh, ripe figs (when fresh figs aren't available you can substitute with dried figs or cherry tomatoes as well as rockmelon)

In a shallow dish combine vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings to taste.

Cut each slice of prosciutto lengthwise into 2 strips, add oil to the mixture and marinate for up to 1 hour.

Wash and wipe figs dry.  With a sharp knife, cut each from ti to almost through to base into 8 segments, gently press open into petals.

Drain strips and roll each piece into a rosette and place in centre of the figs.  Serve straight away.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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