Really I don’t know why I even bother to write out this recipe, it’s all there in the title. With all the fancyness going around these days I think we forget that sometimes the simpliest recipes are the best. This is one of the easiest, freshest, and most delightful of dishes to serve with a before dinner with a glass of wine (rose or sparkling would be lovely) or drinks. And, it is light enough not to spoil everyone’s appetite. I know I have a tendancy to fill up on all the wonderful starters laid out before a dinner party, sometimes I’m quite full by the time dinner is served. And that is a sad thing when a hostess has gone to so much trouble.
I used mangos this time because they have just started showing up at the market, but you could make this with melon or peaches or plums. Use what is in season and looks best at the market.
- Cubes of mango or other fruit is season
- 6 thin slices of prosciutto
- Mascarpone cheese
- Aged balsamic vinegar
- Wrap bite sized cubes of fruit with a thin slice of prosciutto.
- Smear a dollop of mascarpone cheese across a serving dish.
- Set the wrapped cubes of fruit on the cheese to hold them in place.
- Drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar.
That is all there is to it. I’m going to take this to Fiesta Friday to serve to the Angie and her friends. There are so many delightful dishes served at the party, this won’t spoil anyone’s appetite.
You are totaly right! Simple doesn’t mean tasteless!
Isn’t that the truth! I was almost embarrassed to post the recipe but my guests that night (of all ages) when crazy over it. The combination hits a bulls eye.
I’m glad you did! I’ve never paired mangoes with prosciutto!
Simple is most often the best! Never did mangoes with prosciutto but it sounds terrific, Liz!
Me either! But it is an excellent combination. Thank you for hosting Angie, there are so many amazing cooks and photographers each Friday. They are inspiring!
Welcome to Fiesta Friday Liz, I love the simplicity of this dish, a great appetizer, if there’s a lot to choose from for the main course. I’ve never paired these 2 together, but I can see the sweetness of the mango and the prosciutto would be a beautiful blend of flavors for the palate. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday 🙂
You are welcome Loretta. It is a lovely starter when you just want to whet the anticipation of what comes next. I’m still working on my photography, it certainly didn’t do justice to the dish.
This looks delicious. I’ve wrapped rockmelon in proscuitto before but mango would be amazing, very clever!
Hi Vicki, I think any sweet fruit would be good…peaches in the summer would be yummy. Melon is excellent with proscuitto, but maybe not with the marscarpone.
Hi Liz – such a simple recipe made all the better for using great quality balsamic – I find the more you spend on this vinegar the more it loves every recipe you use it in…..
I agree completely, the thick aged ones are delicious. The combination of salty prosciutto, sweet mango, creamy cheese, and sharp-sweetness was amazing.
I love your bites! They look like the type of bites I just can’t get enough of! Yum 🙂
They were gone in a flash, I should have made twice the amount. Thank you for visiting.