Put out half of the skewers, and keep the remaining chilled until ready to serve. Everyone loves a good melon salad, so we took that idea and "skewer-ed" it. Salty cured ham meets creamy, fresh melon for the ultimate savory/sweet combination. With the addition of smooth mozzarella cheese, these skewers are texturally satisfying and not shy on flavor. Your guests will absolutley the easiness and accessibility of these skewers, and you'd be surprised at how impressed they'll be.
20 (1-inch) cantaloupe or honeydew cubes (about 2 1/2 cups)
20 thin slices prosciutto (about 1/2 lb.)
20 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls (about 1 [8-oz.] tub)
20 (4-inch) wooden skewers
Freshly cracked pepper
How to Make It
Thread 1 melon cube, 1 prosciutto slice, and 1 mozzarella ball onto each of 20 (4-inch) wooden skewers. Sprinkle with cracked pepper.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Il Villaggio Mozzarella Fior di Latte Ciliegine cheese for mozzarella cheese balls.
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This is great and super easy! Next time I might drizzle a little olive oil over the top. I used already cut melon from the grocery store. I started with a full piece of prosciutto for each skewers, but switched to a half piece as a full piece seemed like too much. I used toothpicks instead of skewers which worked out great.
We made this recipe for a business cocktail party and they were a hit! We used less prosciutto (about half) for each skewer so that .6 lbs made 44 skewers (as many as we had mozzarella balls). We peppered just the cheese. We used the ciliegine size mozzarella. We also used small bamboo skewers from Cost Plus that have a little handle. They looked great and tasted great! Wish I could add my picture.