Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto2015-01-09
Try watermelon in a whole new way—grilled! Easy to make, this appetizer is sure to wow guests and leave them craving more.
- 1 Seedless Watermelon
- 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 lb. Thinly Sliced Prosciutto
- 1/4 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
- Balsamic Glaze
- Fresh Basil Leaves
Remove rind from watermelon. Cut watermelon into 1-inch thick slices. Keep the slices as large as possible to make grilling easier.
Once cut, place slices onto stacks of paper towels for 10-15 minutes. This will help absorb excess moisture.
Meanwhile, cut prosciutto into long, thin strips (20-25 total).
Brush extra virgin olive oil on both sides of watermelon slices and lightly sprinkle with salt.
Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Place watermelon slices on grill for 3-4 minutes. You can flip and grill both sides if desired. You should see significant grill marks when done.
Cut slices of watermelon into triangles. One small watermelon should yield 20-25 pieces, depending on desired size of appetizers.
Transfer watermelon to a serving platter. Roll or stack prosciutto on top of watermelon. Sprinkle feta cheese over all pieces.
Drizzle balsamic glaze over pieces and garnish with basil leaves.