February 8, 2013

Prosciutto, Cheese and Grapes Skewers

Our 'Home Sweet Home' is besides a small lake and that is one of the main reasons we bought it. I still remember being captivated by the beautiful  view of the serene lake from the balcony while we were house hunting and how we both just decided that this was where we would call home. P.S (I don’t live in a million dollar house, actually far from it so sorry if I made it sound like one).  My husband has his theories against living close to a water body such as a sea or a river so a lake or a pond was the closest we would get to a waterside home.  Another thing that caught my attention that day were the ducks and geese that were swimming by, especially the adorable little ducklings following their Mommy in a row. Our realtor knew right away that he had us sold. 

Today on this cold winter day as I watch the ducks bobbing in the slushy and freezing water, I actually feel real bad for them, having to survive in these frigid temperatures. I quickly googled up on the science behind how they cope up with this since I knew that Mother Nature had everything in control :) But I always quote the ducks as an example to my daughter as to how they don’t have a cozy home but still adjust and live happily and how they stick by their parents and follow their lead in everything so obediently. She definitely seems to be fascinated by them just as much as me and it is a sight worth watching . 

The NFL Superbowl day was an extremely cold one so we decided to watch the game at home, which also meant that we had to plan for the food. One of the quick-fix appetizers that I made that day had Prosciutto, Cheese and Grapes on tiny skewers that were not only looked adorable but was also easy as well as yummy. The porky prosciutto with the creamy cheese nicely compliments the sweetness of the grapes. It was truly refreshing and a unique mix of positive flavors – you just need to eat it to believe it!! 


Prosciutto is a dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked. Prosciutto is made from either a pig's or a wild boar's ham (hind leg or thigh). The quality of prosciutto is entirely in how it's cured. The outside of the ham is usually rubbed with just salt and sometimes a mix of spices. This draws out moisture and concentrates the flavor while the ham slowly air-dries. This process can take anywhere from a few months to a several years depending on the desired result. Once cured, prosciutto is usually thinly sliced and eaten as is. In other words, uncooked - though we wouldn't exactly call the meat raw after it's been cured for so long. 

Any cheese of your choice, cubed
Freshly ground pepper (optional)

  • Take a toothpick and thread on cheese, folded piece of prosciutto, followed by grapes 

Notes and Tips
  • You can substitute the grapes for melons or figs 


  1. what a beautiful view from your balcony,my hubby's concept is also similar to this..but back in Kerala:)
    Lovely appetizer,quick fix..great to know about prosciutto(new learning)..fab clicks:)

  2. Love the clicks n great snacks for party

  3. So simple and such cute little showstoppers. Thanks for bringing them by Ladies Night so we could see them!

  4. Love the flavor combination! Thank you for linking up at our Ladies Night Celebration . We hope you come back this week and share your favorite cocktails, appetizers and treats!!!

  5. shema...any veg version for this recipe?what can i use to replace Prosciutto ??

    1. Gaatha, I cant think of a vegan substitution for Prosciutto but you can use grapes,cheese and maybe any kind of melon (cantaloup, honey dew, or watermelon) in the skewers.


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