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!

Ingredients
basil leaf
prosciutto, torn into chunks
papaya - cut into chunks
raspberry
toothpicks

Instructions
Place one of each on a toothpick.  I liked doing them in the following order - basil, prosciutto, papaya then raspberry.  Serve and eat!

29 comments:

  1. Love the assortment of flavours going on here! I love how toothpicks fancy-up everything you put on them...if only I didn't use all of mine to test brownies and bars. :D

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  2. It's so cute and yummy and irresistible. And yes, salad would make it sad

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  3. It does look perfect for a party. And what a welcome addition to an appetizer buffet - they're so beautiful and colorful that they'd immediately stand out!

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  4. Salad on a stick looks so pretty- I LOVE the raspberry, basil and papaya combo! :)

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  5. Lovely and fresh looking! Sticks do make things more fancy and fun to eat as well.

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  6. Looks like a good selection of dishes you tried out.

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  7. I get unnaturally excited about food on a stick also...it's totally normal. :P These are so tropically awesome! I love it.

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  8. You are absolutely right and I am also going to start using the term party-fancy! I think we can make it catch on. You have fancy and then, when you kick it up one more notch, you have PARTY-FANCY.

    I love the sweet and salty thing you have going here and the colors are gorgeous. But that stick! That stick makes it party-fancy. Sure does.

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  9. I agree with you about food on a stick!!!!Those look so good!

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  10. Prosciutto and papaya? Only you guys would come up with that! Perfect for the party season!

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  11. These look sooo good. looks beautiful...sticks make it very tempting too:)

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  12. These skewers are so summery and delicious :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. This is an interesting way to enjoy prosciutto. Love their delicious summery look.

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  14. Definitely party-fancy---I love proscuitto with melon so this is most definitely a winner, I bet!

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  15. These are so fresh and colorful! Perfect party food and perfectly party-fancy.

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  16. Very fancy indeed :) Love Papaya and the fact that you used raspberries!Perfect contrast and so colorful :)

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  18. Love these creative skewers. I agree with partyfancy - it is a word.

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  19. Perfect - I needed ideas like this for my New Year's Eve party! I love prosciutto :)

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  20. I love a beautiful appetizer...and this one is both that and delicious!!!

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  21. I love your ingredients for this dish. Perfect choice - the color, flavor, and the texture! :)

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  22. Party-fancy definitely should be a term! I love the combination of these.

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  23. Loving the use of papaya with the raspberry and prosciutto (and basil!). That's a great mix of ingredients, I could definitely see how these would get devoured as a party app.

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  24. These skewers are so colorful and festive! And I love the combination of flavors; sweet, tart, salty... delicious :)

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