I've decided that prosciutto is my new favorite this week. I recently had it for the first time a few weeks ago and used it several different ways in my last 3 meals. Needless to say, I'm in love.
Thanks to Martha Stewart, I made this variation of her prosciutto crostini.
Rule 1: Always have frozen peas around. Firstly, they're frozen -- they wont expire for a while. Secondly, they taste great on their own. Thirdly, they can be used to make this awesome appetizer!
These crostinis are super easy and quick to make. Plus, your guests will finish them instantly (which is always a great feeling).
PREP: Pull out a medium bowl and set aside. Use a handful of mint and finely chop it. Place it in the bowl. Next, zest 1 lemon into the bowl and squeeze the lemon juice in as well. Add in olive oil and stir.
COOK: Slice a baguette across into 12 identical pieces. Brush them with olive oil and broil them on 200 degrees Celsius for 6-8 minutes.
Next, boil a pot of water and cook the peas for 2-3 minutes until they're somewhat soft. Drain them, and add them to the bowl with the other ingredients. Mash everything together lightly with a fork or spoon and season with salt and pepper to taste. Taste, taste, taste! If it needs more of something then make sure to add it.
ASSEMBLE: Tear off small pieces of prosciutto and put them directly on the crostini. Top them with a spoonful of peas. The more mashed they are, the better chances they have of not rolling off.
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