Wednesday, 19 July 2017

parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta.

Parma ham recipes

Deliciously decadent Parma ham, on a bruschetta with a twist. Served on toasted bread, this take on the Italian classic is smothered with creamy ricotta cheese and fresh basil, before being finished with ribbons of inviting prosciutto di Parma.

Established for centuries, there are many elements that go into the production of prosciutto di Parma. The Parma region of Italy has the perfect conditions for creating this delicious ham, with the hanging, drying and curing taken very seriously to create its unparalleled sweetness. Provenance is key, with the famous 5 point Ducal Crown fire brand certifying its authenticity of Parma origin. The mouthwatering product, in my opinion, can be best enjoyed in the easiest of ways, to really appreciate the flavour and quality. Hopefully this simple, Italian inspired recipe does just that.

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Shopping list.
(Makes eight Parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta)
♥ A medium baguette, eight slices
♥ A handful of fresh basil
♥ A dash of good quality extra virgin olive oil
♥ 50g ricotta cheese 
♥ 8-10 slices of prosciutto di Parma (Around two packs/140g)
♥ Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment; bread knife, toaster, food processor, pepper mill or grinder.

Parma ham

Step one. Begin by toasting your slices of bread.

Step two. Next, whizz up most of your basil in the food processor. Keep aside some of the smaller leaves for presentation. If you don't have a processor, just finely chop.

Step three. Mix together a tsp of ricotta with the basil and a drop of olive oil to create a paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Step four. Assemble your bruschetta with a spread of ricotta cheese, a little of the basil mix and the Parma ham. Finish with extra black pepper and fresh basil leaves.

Buon appetito!

parma ham, ricotta and basil
parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta recipe
parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta.

Have you ever made any recipes with prosciutto di Parma? What are your favourite bruschetta recipes? I'll be creating some more Parma ham recipes throughout the year so stay turned to my Instagram, or go and check our some of their own on the official Prosciutto di Parma website.

In collaboration with Prosciutto di Parma.

3 comments:

  1. These look so tasty. Perfect at a party with some fizz.

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  2. Looks right up my street! I love prosciutto and probably use it a bit too often in my cooking. These would make the perfect summer canapés

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