Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Microwave prosciutto in the easiest way to get crisp pieces that can be broken up and used as a topping on salads. There is much less mess than using a frying pan on the stove. The shards of prosciutto can be scattered over green salads or on ripe melon as in the recipe.

Serves 2.

Preparation time 4 minutes. Cooking time 3 minutes.

We used the Tellfresh® Microsafe® 2.1 litre oblong storer with steaming rack.

4 slices prosciutto
paper towels
½ green melon (or cantaloupe), peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon oil
2 teaspoons mint

Put steaming rack in the storer and cover with paper towel. Place prosciutto on the paper towel. Put lid on storer with red vent open. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp. Remove and let cool. Break prosciutto into shards. Put melon with orange juice, honey, oil and mint into a serving bowl and mix gently. Chill. Before serving, scatter prosciutto shards on the melon mix. Serve on some lettuce, preferably a crisp one such as cos.