Prosciutto and Melon Balls

Yield: as desired U.S.

Metric

Ingredients as needed as needed Melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, crenshaw, etc.) to taste to taste Lime juice as needed as needed Prosciutto ham

Per serving:

Calories 20; Protein, 2 g; Fat, 1 g (43% cal.); Cholesterol, 5 mg; Carbohydrates, 1 g; Fiber, 0 g; Sodium, 175 mg.

One serving equals 0.5 ounce of melon with 0.25 ounce of prosciutto.

Procedure

Using a ball cutter, cut the melon into small balls. Sprinkle the melon balls with lime juice and let stand 10 min utes.

3. Using a slicing machine, cut the ham into paper-thin slices. Cut large slices in half crosswise.

4. Shortly before serving, wrap each melon ball in a slice of ham and fasten with a pick.

Variation_

Other fruits may be substituted for the melon, such as pineapple sticks or chunks, fresh figs (whole, halved, or quartered), and fresh pear or peach slices. Pears and peaches must be coated with lime or lemon juice to prevent darkening.

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