Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Plums with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

June 13, 2009.   2 Comments.   Categories Appetizers, Chef David Lawrence, Contributing Chefs.  

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Plums with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

by Chef David Lawrence

www.chefdavidlawrence.com

This year I had a very large July 4th party.  It was held outside and the menu consisted of appetizers.  We served these plums with a few modifications.  The rosemary sprigs were made longer so that people could hold them while standing and visiting.  St. Andre cheese is one of my personal favorites so we opted to use that instead of Gorgonzola.  It’s a recipe you can make your own based upon your favorite ingredients and your guests will be impressed by the interesting flavor and beauty.

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Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 purple or black plums, pitted and sliced into eighths
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing plums
  • 8 teaspoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled or sliced (I used St. Andre… Stilton would be nice too)
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 16 small sprigs fresh rosemary

Method:

Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over high heat.

Lightly brush the plum slices with the oil and place on the hot grill, being careful to keep them from falling through the grate.

Turn once to get grill marks on each cut side of the fruit.

Remove and cool slightly.

Place 1/2 teaspoon Gorgonzola on each slice of plum.   I will also try this with other cheeses, perhaps St. Andre?

Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise.

Wrap the prosciutto around each plum slice and skewer with a sprig of rosemary to secure.

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2 Comments

  1. This could not look more delicious. Prosciutto goes so well together with Gorgonzola.

  2. Hi Laura
    I’m a chef and food blogger and I’m hosting the current round of a meme called They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT). This was initiated in 2007 by Martin Lersch of blog.khymos to explore flavour pairings, based on the hypothesis that if two foods share certain chemical constituents they may go well together when combined in a dish.
    In my round of TGRWT, running throughout August, I’m asking fellow bloggers and webmasters to propose dishes that combine plum with blue cheese. Looking around the web I found this recipe which fits the bill exactly. It would be great if you would participate in the event, using this recipe, developing it further or creating something new that also meets the criteria.
    My announcement post is at http://aidanbrooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/announcing-they-go-really-well-together.html
    Sorry to contact you via a comment but I couldn’t find an email address.
    Best regards
    Aidan

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