Appetizers
Appetizers
Carpaccio of Presunto Ham with Fresh Figs


Chef Hélio Loureiro
In «Sabores de Hoje com Sugestões de Vinho Verde», Hélio Loureiro, Porto Editora, Porto, 2004

Ingredients
200 g finely sliced cured presunto* ham
150 g fresh purple figs
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoonful heather honey
Juice of 2 limes
1 ,5 teaspoon chopped parsley

*Presunto is dry, salty and smoked ham, a traditional portuguese way to preserve pork's legs.
Place the finely sliced presunto ham on a plate.
Sauté the skinned purple figs in butter, add the honey and the lime juice and arrange on top of the presunto ham.
Garnish with fresh figs and chopped parsley.



Choose a white vinho verde which includes the Avesso variety of grape to serve with this dish. The Avesso variety is persistent and complex, with a relatively high alcohol content, making it ideal for serving with dishes with strong flavours.

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