Melon, Proscuitto and Griddled Peaches (serves 4)
Had been wanting to cook peaches and have them come out with stripes that a griddle pan gives. Thought my griddle pan was in storage but I found it lurking behind my collection of oil and vinegars – so I am in business! Melon and prosciutto are always a good combination. If you can get one of those small Charentais melons that are all over France that is the best melon, otherwise Cantaloupe melon is fine. Peaches go well with melon and a bed of arugula/rocket completes the picture! Toss with vinaigrette – tempted to add a few drops of yuzu juice to complement the fruit.
1 Charentais melon or 1/2 Cantaloupe melon – cubed
2 peaches – cut into 1/8ths
4 – 6 slices of prosciutto – torn into little pieces
Arugula/rocket – as much/little as you like
Place melon, prosciutto and arugula/rocket in a bowl.
Heat griddle pan, place peach slices on pan and cook till brown stripes appear, then turn over and cook until more stripes appear.
Add peaches to salad bowl and toss with vinaigrette