Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Honey Fig Bread with Ham and Melon

This is going to be one of the dishes on our new menu as a starter. It's a honey fig bread, with serrano ham, manchego cheese, fresh melons, and shaved jalapenos. The fig bread was made just like banana bread but we re hydrated some figs and pureed them to replace the banana. The melon and mint works really well with the sweet bread and salty ham. The cheese brings it all together and the small bites of jalapeno give it a little kick at the end. I can already see the guests ordering this as an appetizer while sitting on the patio enjoying a true Colorado view. I can't wait for the spring to arrive, it was 3 degrees outside and snow is everywhere. I've attached a picture of what the view is like from the resort patio during spring/summer.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Boy, that all sounds so good. But, then again, almost everything you do is good. I say almost because you know me and snake meat. Yuck! I've had your cooking and know you are a tremendous chef. Uncle Bill and I will try to get out there sometime this summer to visit you and Tina. Keep up the good work!

Love, Aunt Jackie