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Melon wrapped in parma ham with a sherry & balsamic reduction

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ever looked for a starter recipe that is light, healthy and most importantly, tasty? Look no further- this melon wrapped in parma ham with a sherry & balsamic reduction is perfect!

Usually when I make starters, they end up being very filling.  Melon on its own feels like a bit of a cop out, with no effort required so this is a great compromise.  I love this starter as it is really tasty but doesn’t ruin the appetite for the main course.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.  Just click on the tabs above for the recipe and instructions.


  • 1 melon
  • 8 slices of parma ham
  • 6 tbsps sherry
  • 3 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • rocket or spinach leaves to serve


  • Cut the melon in half and remove all the seeds
  • cut each half into 4 slices
  • Carefully remove the melon slices away from the skin
  • lay the leaves on 4 plates
  • wrap each slice of melon in a slice of parma ham and arrange two on each plate
  • place the sherry, balsamic and honey in a small pan and bring to a low simmer
  • keep simmering until the mixture has reduced to a thick sticky consistency
  • drizzle the reduction over each serving
  • serve and enjoy!

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