Recipe courtesy of Siro Designs

Saratoga's Famous Melon and Proscuitto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 31 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 1 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 large cantaloupe sliced into wedges, rind removed

1/4 to 1/2 pound imported proscuitto, sliced paper thin

Assorted baby lettuces

Berry Syrup, recipe follows

Berry Syrup:

1 quart berries, you should use the freshest berries you can find, we prefer to use

1/2 to 1 cup red wine, a cabernet sauvignon will work fine here



Cold water


  1. Layout on the edge of a plate, 3 or 4 baby lettuce leaves. Over the lettuce lay out 2 thin wedges of cantaloupe and drape 2 to 3 slices of proscuitto over the melon. Garnish with berry syrup.

Berry Syrup:

  1. Combine the berries and the red wine in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let cook for about twenty minutes and adjust the flavor with sugar if necessary to achieve a balanced flavor. Combine some arrowroot with a little cold water and stir into the sauce to give it a nice shine and a little body. Let cool.