Friday, May 20, 2011

Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Salad

Grilled Peach  and Prosciutto Salad

Ingredients for salad
1 T. Olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. sugar
12 strips of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, cut into strips
1 pkg. Prosciutto ham sliced into 1 inch wide strips
2 T. chopped pecans
Pepper to taste
2 peaches,  not peeled and sliced into at least 6 to 8 wedges
1 T. Balsamic Glaze for garnish, dot around plate upon completion
Spinach leaves or Arugula for garnish

Toast the pecans, chop and set aside. Toss the peaches in a small plastic bag with oil, sugar,salt and pepper until the peaches are well covered with mixture. Grill until all the peaches get that grilled mark~then chill.
Try to create a tripod with the cheese slices, think of a triangle standing on its side, so the Prosciutto looks draped over the cheese strips. (You are creating a mound to place all the ham on) Drape the ham on the cheese. Sprinkle with the pecans and now add the peaches around the base of the cheese and ham mound. Use your mister if you have one to apply a quick coating of oil on the salad and add a few dollops of glaze where needed.
I made this for lunch today and hubby loved it!   Oh, I also just used my small panini grill to grill the peaches~too darn hot here to light up the grill mid-day!


Simona said...

This looks really nice. I have never tasted grilled peaches. I need to be patient, though, as their season here is still some weeks away.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely salad Jann. I can't wait until we get local peaches. Love your idea of using your panini press to grill the peaches.

Jann said...

simona~the peaches were heavenly!I did one batch chilled and the other warm, the peaches,that is. I actually preferred the peaches warm! But, the cheese is the star in this salad! hope you and hubby are well!

Jann said...

Sam~thank you for stopping by. I have been so busy getting my tour group organized and finalizing plans. I have missed cooking! You should have very good peaches up your way......soon! hope you have some exciting plans coming up!

K and S said...

looks like a refreshing salad!

Jann said...

K&S~good to hear from you! Very refreshing at that!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Such a great salad for Summer - I am going to do more fruit and vegetable salads this year!

Christine said...

We have grilled peaches on our back deck but have never thought to bring them to these heights. Brilliant, Jann! And the photos are just lovely.

Mary said...

This really is a great summer salad. I've never used the cheese and prosciutto with peaches and I'm anxious to see how the combination tastes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Suzanne said...

what a great dish -- the flavors are so tasty together!