A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN – MANCHEGO CHEESE, NECTARINES AND JAMON SERRANO SALAD

 

dscn0020INGREDIENTS

8 slices of Jamon Serrano

4 Nectarines, firm, cored and cut in quarters

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon brown sugar

salt to taste

Manchego cheese, cut into slices

INGREDIENTS FOR THE VINAGRETTE

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar

1 tablespoon of honey

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste

METHOD FOR THE VINAGRETTE

1- In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together. It should be creamy.

METHOD

1- Place the nectarine quarters in a bowl add the olive oil and brown sugar. Toss them together.

2- Heat a griddle pan on high heat and place the nectarines for 2 minutes on each side or until chargrilled. Allow to cool.

3- To serve, arrange 4 nectarine slices on serving dishes, spoon over the dressing.

4- Arrange the Jamon Serrano and Manchego cheese on top of the nectaries.  Serve immediately.

TIPS

  • Make sure that your nectarines are firm, smooth and aromatic.
  • Serve this salad with a glass of sweet Sherry to make a match made in heaven.

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