I Googled for recipes, and I learned that one of the best ways to enjoy it is sliced paper-thin and wrapped around wedges of melon.
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Or any shape of melon, I guess. But it seems laying them side-by-side on a plate is acceptable too:
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I had to shoo away my ham-related fears (such as the possibility of salmonella, and the scare of fat settling in my hips forever). This prosciutto e melone looks so intiguing, it's something I just have to try. Luckily there was a whole honeydew in our fruit basket.
I have neither the tools nor the skill to cut ham neatly, so I just sliced it as thin as I could with the best knife I found in the kitchen (MENTAL NOTE: Buy fillet knife or other appropriate appliance). The clumsy bits of ham I came up with weren't large enough for wrapping around, so I just opted for the "lay them side-by-side on a plate" method.
You must forgive me for not taking any photos; I don't think I did a very presentable presentation - it was good for eating but not really for photoblogging.
Besides, I was too excited to eat everything, so I once again failed to take a decent photo before gobbling it all up. (Burp) I must say it was heavenly - the subtle saltiness of the ham and the sweetness of the melon compliment each other. It makes an excellent light dinner.
But the ham alone is delish - it's silky and moist, it kinda reminds me of sushi. It's totally deserving of that slot in the 50 World's Best list.