Intro: Tasty Ricotta Appetizers
They are great enjoyed with a good Champagne Brut or a good Processo Brut, like, Valbobbiadene, DOCG, Prosecco superiore, Villa Antonini, from Italy! :)
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients!
Recipe: For about 16 appetizers!
1 pot of 250 gr low-fat ricotta, if you can use fresh sheep’s ricotta, it has a more tangy flavour, well-drained, of course!
1 heaped tablespoon green pesto
1 heaped tablespoon red pesto, I used home-made
some grins of finely milled black pepper
a few pinches of Maldon sea salt
25 gr, fresh rocket leaves ( arugula )
about 100 gr of gluten-free finely sliced smoked ham slices
Step 2: Method!
1. First, divide your ricotta, into 2 equal parts. Scoop 1/2 of the ricotta & place it in a medium bowl. Do the same with the other half. Into 1 bowl, add 1 heaped tablespoon of red pesto & into the other add, 1 heaped tablespoon of the green pesto. Mix well with a spoon. To each bowl, add about 8 to 10 grins of finely milled black pepper & a few pinches of sea salt. Mix well with that same spoon. Taste! It has to taste magnificent, you must taste the softer cheese flavour, the green or red pesto too!
2. Take your smoked ham slices, & slice each slice, horizontally into 2, so you will end up with 2 smaller pieces. Lay them vertically onto a clean chopping board. Now, place a few fresh rocket leaves, in the middle of each smoked ham slice, so that the beginning of the leaves, point to the outside of each ham slice, see picture below! Onto each middle of the rocket leaves, add a big dollop of red ricotta or green ricotta. Do the same thing until all the ricotta is used up! I ended up with 18 appetizers! Now, carefully roll them up, like picture above!
3. Place them on a nice serving plate & serve at once with A good Champagne Brut or this above delicious Prosecco Superior!!! Enjoy, my beloved friends! :) xxx
You can also find this tasty recipe here on my blog: http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/tasty-ricotta-appetizers/