Today’s recipe could not be easier; there are no measurements, so forget about “one teaspoon of this or 100 grams of that”
You just need a good melon cut into squares, rectangles or other creative form and ham, a good Serrano ham cut into thin slices.
When I arrived to Spain this was one of the dishes that surprised me. Melon… mixed with ham! That’s wrong…
After all these years though, I have to admit that the Spanish know what they do in the kitchen because the mix is great, believe me. I just have to make one clarification, the type of melon used here in Spain to make this dish is the one known as “piel de sapo” (toad skin). A variety that when I lived in Panama was not very common, but I think it will be now easier to find.
Almost forgot! This delicious dish is served as a first course or starter.
Try it at home; I’m sure you will like the contrast of flavors.