If you have The Cooking Channel on your cable line-up, check out the new show hosted by Emeril Lagasse sometime. It’s all about making great food at home in no time , and the title of it is Fresh Food Fast with Emeril Lagasse. I’ve noticed that a lot of the star chefs at Food Network have shows on the channel, and there are many shows with new chefs on The Cooking Channel as well.
I saw his show last night in the TiVo, and wow, he’s still got it! He did a killer dish that’s great for summertime. It’s Cantaloupe with Arugula and Prosciutto. You can put it together in about 5 minutes. Really. In fact, it looked so stunning on TV last night, I’m eating it right now. Gee it’s delicious! Here’s a photo of my plate. Yum!
Here’s what you need to make it happen for one large serving or two appetizers:
- 2 slices of Cantaloupe
- A couple of handfuls of Arugula
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt (fine grind)
- A lemon
- 2 slices of Prosciutto di Parma (or any good prosciutto, ask for a taste before you buy)
First, put the Arugula into a bowl. Drizzle it with Olive Oil and toss in some Sea Salt. Squeeze a little of the fresh lemon juice onto it and let it sit for 2 seconds. Then, cut the rind away from each slice of cantaloupe, and put the whole slices of fruit onto a plate. Drape a slice of Prosciutto onto each slice of melon. Make a little hill of Arugula on top of it each one. Sit down with a knife and fork and a napkin and enjoy your meal. Bon Appetit!