With the weather in London this March reaching 20 degrees two weekends in a row, I may have gotten a little ahead of myself with summer barbecue planning (but after 5 months of wet and cold weather can you really blame me?). This is a great appetizer to serve with a glass of wine or on top of a bed of rocket as a light lunch. With only 4 ingredients these little parcels come together in less than 5 minutes and are filled with flavour. Fruit and cheese is one of my favourite flavour combinations and I really think the strong taste of blue cheese work well with the sweetness of pear. I am a massive fan of blue cheese but for those who prefer a milder tasting cheese, brie also works well.
- 1 Pear
- Stilton or Gorgonzola Cambozola is also a great option
- 4-5 slices Prosciutto
- Handful of rocket
- Balsamic Glaze optional
Slice the pear into eighths which is perfect for serving 2-3 people. Depending on the length of the prosciutto slices I normally cut them in half but you can leave them in one piece if they are smaller in size (plus it will help everything stay together better when eating)
On each piece of prosciutto place a pear slice, a small piece of the cheese and a few rocket leaves.
Assemble by wrapping the prosciutto around the pear/cheese and rocket. Insert a toothpick if necessary to keep the parcels together.
Although not necessary you can serve with a quick drizzle of balsamic glaze. Enjoy!