This week was one of those weeks where I could barely remember what day it was. Nothing particularly stressful happened, it just felt like I was in a million places all at once, all the time. Despite how busy things were, Brandon and I somehow managed to book our tickets to Italy! We’ll be spending ten glorious days there at the end of September. I’ve been to Italy twice before but have never made it to Rome, so we’ll stay there for a good portion of the trip. And since I’ve already been to Venice and Florence, I’m hoping to spend the rest of our time exploring the Amalfi coast, including a trip to Capri. I can barely contain my excitement!
In honor of our upcoming vacation, I’ve put together a little Italian inspired appetizer for you. I love prosciutto paired with melon but given that we’re smack in the middle of peach season, I thought I’d swap out the melon for local peaches. I think I like this combo even better, but either way, there could not be a simpler summer appetizer. And that to me is what this season is all about, fresh produce and simple preparation- nothing too fussed with.
Hope your weekend is a great one. I’ll be diving into my newest read and hopefully getting some color while I’m at it! xx
Peaches Wrapped in Proscuitto
Makes 18 appetizers
- 3 peaches
- 1/4 lb prosciutto
- 1 T lemon juice
Remove the skin from the peaches: Fill a medium size sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Place an X shaped slit at the base of each peach. Prepare an ice bath. Place each peach, one at a time, into the boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove and submerge in the ice bath for 30 seconds. Peel off skin and discard. Repeat until all peaches are done. When finished toss peaches in lemon juice so they don’t brown. Cut 6 wedges from each peach.
Cut the prosciutto into long tringle like strips. Don’t worry if the strips are a little messy, they’ll roll up nicely. Place a peach slice at the skinny end of the strip and roll. Place the peaches seam side down on a tray. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to serve.