Melon Soup with Serrano Ham
recipe for Melon Soup with Serrano Ham has been
reproduced courtesy of Orce
Serrano Hams - www.orceserranohams.com
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cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils,
vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the
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of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of
the products are locally produced with many being used
in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham
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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
for Melon Soup with Serrano Ham
1 Cantaloupe melon
6 - 8 Slices of hand carved serrano
1 Large cucumber
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
Zest of half a lemon
Pinch of salt
200ml Extra virgin olive oil
to make Melon Soup with Serrano Ham
the melon in half, remove the seeds and cut of the
skin, chop the melon into cubes.
the cucumber and chop into cubes then place these
into a blender along with the melon.
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
in the fridge for an hour.
the soup is cold carve your serrano ham and fry gently
in olive oil until crispy.
the soup in wine glasses and garnish with the ham.
with permission of Orce