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Prosciutto Topping for Salmon

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    I always know when I have to share a recipe with all of you when my family begs me to make the dish again. This is one of those times. We were having grilled salmon burgers but I did not want to do the bun thing and was looking for a way to bling up the salmon. I had some prosciutto on hand and thought I would give it a try. I have to say prosciutto and salmon go brilliant together. They are both rich and slightly sweet. Instead of fighting each other, I think they brought out the best in each other. Adding the creaminess from the avocado and the sweetness for the tomato rounds it out.

    A word about prosciutto, I know it is expensive. I also know we are all looking for ways to stretch our pennies but I would like to make a case why I think prosciutto is a budge friendly pantry item. First you only need to buy a small of amount. I am always asking the deli to slice me 3 thin slices. I find that suits me just fine because secondly, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Prosciutto has a lot of flavor and a little goes a long way. It can take a simple ingredient like chicken or potatoes and really add something. Thirdly, you do not need buy prosciutto di Parma. Now prosciutto di Parma is amazing and I am not going to pretend domestic prosciutto is the same BUT domestic prosciutto it is good enough for everyday cooking!

*A tip: make sure you buy your prosciutto at a store that has a good turnover. If the prosciutto sits around too long, it taste old (sorry I do not have a better word ;-). If unsure, ask for a sample!

 

Prosciutto Topping

serves 4-6, depending how much topping you like. I could eat the whole bowl myself !!!

 

3 thin slices of prosciutto, cut into small pieces

1 medium, ripe tomato cut into bite size pieces

1 ripe avocado, cut the same as tomato

3 TBL. of good olive oil

1 garlic clove finely minced

salt and pepper to taste

 

Mix all ingredients and serve over salmon.

 

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Theresa

Great tip - and what wonderful food photography! That avocado has my mouth watering! Wonderful recipe, as always! :)

Nan

This sounds good to me Clarice with all our salmon. Will try it!! Question is there any chance for you getting your books on Kindle? Nan

Thimbleanna

Yum! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Tracy

I too, am a big fan of prosciutto! And you are so right - a little goes a very long way. This sound like a wonderful paring - eager to try it!

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