MELÓN CON JAMÓN – SPANISH APPETIZER
Melón con Jamón is one of the Spanish more common appetizers for summer days, is easy and fast to prepare, fresh and with an irresistible salty touch.
Back from the 80’s
It reminds me also to the days in the 80s when I travelled to hotels in the coast, when the days were long, and to have melon con jamón on dinners was so trendy.
Nowadays there are different and new versions of the classic melon and Spanish jam appetizer like saladas were you can combine raw spinach and some olive oil with the sweet melon and the salty jamón serrano
Perfect for potluck
Watermelon with Spanish Serrano jam is perfect to serve in a potluck or gattering with friends.
Which ham do I need?
Spanish serrano ham, cured, is not the same as Iberian Spanish ham, the Iberian is a better quality one, that is served with no complements. To prepare your melón con jamón buy your serrano ham in thin slices.
You can prepare your melon con jamón with the melon you prefer, but is typical to serve it with melón Piel de Sapo, Italian Netted or Charantais, the melon with green skin and white inside.
If you want to host a finger food party you can serve the wedges cutter in pieces with the jam forming melon and ham brochettes, just make them before serving and serve cold.
Melón con Jamón
- 1 Knife
- Brochette sticks Optional
- 1/2 unit Melon 2kg
- 200 g Serrano ham In slices
- Clean the skin of the melon with water.
- Cut your melon in wedges, around 2 inches each.
- Remove the melon seeds.
- Keep the melon cold and the serrano jam room temperature
- Serve each melon wedge with a serrano ham slice (or two) and ¡enjoy!