Sunday, August 4, 2013

Watermelon Bites with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

We picked up Travis from camp yesterday!  It was so great to see him after 3 weeks – to meet his new friends, to watch him do a few of the activities, to see the smiles, and to hear the details about camp (this is Travis so that last comment is all relative).  The euphoria lasted less than 4 hours.  By the time we arrived back in Dallas, the boys did something to hurt Elizabeth’s feelings and “I’m bored” came from T’s mouth.  Laundry has been extra soapy because T accidentally packed his bottle of shampoo upside down with the lid open in his trunk.  Nevertheless, it is nice to be back together and for Travis to have had a great camp experience!

Let’s continue the “wonderful world of watermelon” series with these bite size appetizers that are light, juicy, and flavorful with a combination of sweet, tangy, creamy and a bit of bite from the blue cheese.

PS – can you believe that Nikki Dinki and Stacey Poon-Kinney were released from The Next Food Network Star?  They were our top contenders.  Look at what we know! (David and I did much better selecting winners on The Voice).  The vote is on and the winner is selected next Sunday!

Watermelon Bites
with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
1.      Watermelon pieces sliced about ½ inch thick
2.      4 oz. Blue cheese crumbles
3.      4 oz. Prosciutto
4.      Balsamic glaze

Slice the watermelon about ½ inch thick.  Then cut into bite size small squares or rounds.  Cut prosciutto into thin strips and roll into a small spiral that fits onto the watermelon bite.  Sprinkle each bite with crumbled blue cheese.  Drizzle some balsamic glaze over each bite. Serve and enjoy immediately.


Anonymous said...

I just did this combination today (from a different site but the same idea). Tell me - do you like it?

I'm having a hard time getting used to the flavours. The blue cheese overwhelms everything else. Maybe it's me??

The Baker's Mann said...

Hi - blue cheese is a very strong flavor for sure! I found the sweetness of the watermelon and balsamic glaze to help decrease the overwhelming flavor. I have also found 2 other watermelon salad recipes that use feta cheese. Perhaps this type of cheese would be a good substitute for the blue in this appetizer. Let me know if you try it and what you think and I'll do the same!