We had a small group of friends over for drinks recently. A few old friends, a few new friends, lots of wine and Hangar One raspberry vodka. And of course, food.
Dates wrapped in bacon is sort of a party stand-by of mine, but I wanted something a little more seasonal. I saw this idea on Epicurious and thought it would be perfect. I skipped the use of sugar and cumin to keep it simple and substituted prosciutto for the serrano ham. It was a lovely summery appetizer.
To make it, I cut peaches into 8 wedges. I wrapped each with a small strip of prosciutto and secured them with a small basil leaf and a toothpick. After I arranged them on a platter, I drizzled a splash of sherry vinegar. They held up really well at room temperature while out for a couple hours, so I’d say they could be made a few hours in advance without a problem, though I’d probably add the vinegar just before serving.