Mandarin Prosciutto Hors d’Oeuvres
The sweet juicy goodness of mandarin oranges contrasts beautifully with creamy mozzarella and the salty taste of prosciutto ham. It’s the perfect combination for a small bite to tempt the taste buds. Whether you serve them on their own, or as part of a larger charcuterie table, they’re sure to be a hit.
- 1 baguette
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 6 shallots thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs rosemary chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 lemon juice only
- 4 mandarin oranges peeled
- 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
- 14 slices prosciutto
- 3/4 cup walnuts chopped
Preheat the oven to 375 ºF.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet at a medium setting. Sauté the shallots until they are fragrant, or about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the rosemary and pepper and continue to sauté until softened, or about another 5 to 8 minutes.
Stir in the honey and lemon juice, and then the chopped mandarin.
Let the mixture simmer until it’s reduced by about a quarter.
Set aside and let it cool.
Cut the bread into slices about 1/2-inch thick. Brush with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic powder, distributing it as evenly as you can.
Place the slices on a baking sheet, and toast in the oven for about 1 minutes under the broiler.
Top with the mozzarella slices, and return under the broiler for another minute.
Add a piece of prosciutto to each, and then top with a spoonful of the mandarin mixture.
Top with chopped walnuts.
Image by Karolina Grabowska (CC0/Pixabay)
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