I Whisk You: Prosciutto and Manchego Handrolls

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Couple weeks ago I got a chance to meet Aida during her book tour, Keys to the Kitchen. I love her book tour concept because she shared a bit of her book and let us had fun in the kitchen so we got a chance to get dirty and met some new friends. It was so much fun, especially since the group was about 16-18 people so we had plenty of time to mingle and chit chat.

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We were broken down into groups of five or six, and assigned to prepare different courses – appetizer to desserts. During the preparation, Aida and some friends showed us how to prep this and that. So yeah, it was fun, especially we got a chance to mingle and tasted what we made in the end.

My take was appetizers which was pretty easy and that way I could hop to the other team and help them. I really enjoyed this appetizer and it was so simple! So, if you’re hesitant to make a mess in the kitchen, you definitely should try this recipe. Please excuse all low res images since this was an impromptu event.

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Prosciutto and Manchego Handrolls
Makes: 40-45 appetizers

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound (8 oz) prosciutto, sliced paper thin
  • 6 oz baby arugula, watercress, or other peppery green, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 12 oz manchego or another aged sheep’s cheese, sliced paper thin
  • 3 oz quince paste or fig jam

Directions:

  1. To assemble, spread bresaola out on a clean work surface.
  2. Place 3 pieces of peppery greens in the center of the piece, top with a very thin silver of cheese and a thin slice of quince paste or a dollop of fig jam. Roll each bresaola piece up into a cylinder (or cigar form) to enclose filling.
  3. Place on a serving platter and repeat until all the bresaola is used up.
  4. Tip: keep the serving platter in the refrigerator until you have assembled all the rolls so that they stay cool. This can be made up to 4 hours ahead and stored refrigerated in an airtight container.

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Comments

  1. Delicious and low carb! Just what I’m looking for these holidays! :D

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I love this kind of easy appetizer dish! My kids are into prosciutto these days. And I still have fig jam from Trader Joes that I haven’t finished! :)

  3. sounds very fresh and great for holiday appetisers!

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