There is a lot to love about Friday. After a busy week, Friday evenings bring the feeling of anticipation of what a great weekend may reserve. Fridays are perfect for unwinding and sharing good moments with friends. Naturally, every celebration is better when complemented with good food.
Several finger foods are quick to prepare and they are full of flavor too. The “Prosciutto and Mozzarella Bites” recipe is one of them. It combines some of my favorite ingredients: prosciutto, herbs, cheese and olive oil.
Prosciutto means “ham” in Italian and here it is commonly associated with a type of dry-cured ham from central and northern Italy. It seems that the Italians have been making this fantastic ham since 100 B.C. and it is traditionally paired with melon or figs. In my opinion prosciutto is a great on appetizers and pasta.
Here is an easy and fast recipe that you may enjoy:
Prosciutto and Mozzarella Bites
4oz of sliced prosciutto
6oz of mozzarella cheese
½ tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, chopped
½ tablespoon of fresh marjoram, chopped (optional)
Cut the prosciutto in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 3 equal pieces. Reserve.
Cut mozzarella cheese into 1 inch cubes. Wrap each mozzarella cube with a strip of prosciuto and secure with a toothpick.
Transfer prepared mozzarella cubes to a serving dish. Drizzle olive oil over them. Top with fresh herbs and serve immediately.
Note: You may use fresh mozzarella, if you like.