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Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

This recipe for Melon Soup with Serrano Ham has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Melon and serrano ham are a popular Spanish tapas combination. The sweetness of the melon and slight saltiness of the ham compliment each other very well. Here we have a cold melon soup topped with crispy fried slices of serrano ham, very refreshing in the summer and tremendously healthy.

Ingredients for Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

1 Cantaloupe melon
6 - 8 Slices of hand carved serrano ham
1 Large cucumber
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
Zest of half a lemon
Pinch of salt
200ml Extra virgin olive oil

How to make Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

  • Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds and cut of the skin, chop the melon into cubes.
  • Peel the cucumber and chop into cubes then place these into a blender along with the melon.
  • Blend for 2 minutes then add the lemon zest, vinegar and salt. Blend for a further minute then gradually add the olive oil (add more for the desired consistency if required)
  • Place in the fridge for an hour.
  • When the soup is cold carve your serrano ham and fry gently in olive oil until crispy.
  • Serve the soup in wine glasses and garnish with the ham.
  • Serve immediately.

Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

Orce Serrano Hams

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