The Internet is obsessed with bacon. And to be blunt, we think this obsession is a little overrated. Now before you tune us out while preparing your counter argument, we think you’ll agree with us when you meet bacon’s way hotter cousin, prosciutto.
If you’ve never tried this delicious, salty Italian specialty, you’re missing out big time. To further support our argument, we’ve listed 10 delicious prosciutto dishes below that can trump bacon any day of the week.
1. Prosciutto by Itself
That’s right. This meat is so epically delicious that it doesn’t even need to be cooked for you to devour it. Just pair it with a glass of your favorite vino, and have yourself a deliciously simple appetizer or snack minus the guilt of a grease-filled frying pan.
2. Prosciutto with Bread & Olive Oil
Say so long to making sandwiches. Another very simple, but delicious dish is to just wrap prosciutto around a piece of bread, and drizzle some olive oil on it. Buon appetito!
3. Antipasta Platter
Here’s an easy idea for your next pot luck – antipasta. Antipasta means “before the meal” in Italian. Prosciutto is an excellent meat to include in your antipasta, along with salami, pepperoni and dried sausages like soppressatta. Then just add in your favorite cheese and olives, and there you have a delicious antipasta platter.
4. Prosciutto & Melon
A classic combination. Just cut up some melon, and wrap it with uncooked prosciutto to enjoy as a snack or appetizer.
5. Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Wrap prosciutto around any vegetable and you’ll instantly fall in love with everything green. We took asparagus, wrapped it with prosciutto and placed it in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. The results were YUMazing.
6. Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp
Spicy and savory are how we describe this dish. We put our shrimps on skewers, wrapped them with prosciutto, and sprinkled then with paprika. Broil everything for a couple minutes, and then eat up!
7. Pollo Sorrento
Now here we get into some cooked prosciutto dishes. Pollo Sorrento is a dish we serve at Carrabba’s. It’s wood-grilled chicken topped with sautéed eggplant, prosciutto, fontina cheese and our port wine fig sauce.
9. Any Type of Carrabba’s Marsala Dish
All of our famous Marsala dishes are served with mushrooms, prosciutto and our housemade Lombardo Marsala Wine sauce. All you have to do is choose from chicken, sirloin, veal or pork chop – a very tough decision, we know.
10. Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
This dish features wood-grilled pork medallions wrapped in prosciutto and topped with our port wine fig sauce. To learn a little bit about the thought process that went into this dish, check our blog post called Delicious Prosciutto.