Monday, July 17, 2006

Chicken Skewers with Sage and Parma Ham

This made for a very quick and delicious meal last night. These skewers just need a few minutes on a hot barbecue (we used our Weber gas barbecue, which we're finally learning to operate properly) and turn out wonderfully succulent and flavorful - without any additional seasoning, but feel free to add whatever you'd like. We served it with a version of risotto milanese, with the addition of two large carrots grated in and added at the same time as the rice. It was really delicious and went very well with the other flavors, so do try that.

Chicken Skewers with Sage and Parma Ham
Serves 4

700 gram chicken tenders or thigh fillets of chicken
10 slices of parma ham, serrano, prosciutto or other cured or lightly smoked ham
sage, 20 leaves

Divide the ham slices in two, to make a total of twenty. Count your chicken pieces, and cut so that you have 20 similarly sized pieces. (My cats loved this particular step, I'll tell you.) Put a sage leaf on each chicken piece, and roll up in a slice of ham. Put on a skewer. Repeat. We fitted three or four packets on each skewer.

Grill on a hot barbecue (or in the oven, if you're so inclined) until the chicken is cooked through, and the ham crispy.

Kycklingspett med parma och salvia

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