Sunday, December 9, 2012
Prosciutto and Papaya Skewers with Basil and Raspberry
I find it fascinating that a miniature stick of wood can make something instantly party-fancy. Yes, party-fancy is a term. Or it will be. I'm sure of it. 2013 is a blank canvas at the moment. I can color it however i want!
If you just threw some basil, prosciutto, papaya, and raspberries in a bowl, it would basically be a salad. And my heart would break just a tiny bit. Salad, in theory, tends to make me sad. Though in practice I do actually enjoy them...
But stick the same ingredients on toothpick - and yes, I can get excited about that. The miniature stick of wood turns the salad into such cute and festive party appetizers, I become smitten instantly. The toothpick - Oh, it's magic!
prosciutto, torn into chunks
papaya - cut into chunks
Place one of each on a toothpick. I liked doing them in the following order - basil, prosciutto, papaya then raspberry. Serve and eat!