Nectarines with ricotta and Pata Negra

This is an uncomplicated appetizer, perfect in summer or when you’re longing for the warm and light Swedish summer evenings. Just make sure that you have ripe nectarines and not tasteless ones, like the ones I bougth yesterday. The idea is from Swedish chef Leila Lindholm, but I’m not writing down the quantites as it’s not really necessary.

    Ricotta filled nectarines wrapped in Pata Negra

    Pata Negra, a couple of slices
    Ricotta cheese

    Cut each nectarine in half. Remove the pit and cut the halves into wedges. Spread some ricotta on each wedge. Wrap each wedge in a piece of Pata Negra and fix with a tooth pick.

22 Responses to “Nectarines with ricotta and Pata Negra”

  1. Tiina
    February 17th, 2008 22:31

    These look really apetizing! A great, yet simple idea. And the photo is great!

  2. brilynn
    February 17th, 2008 23:25

    What’s not to love about such a great and simple appetizer?

  3. Joanna in the kitchen
    February 18th, 2008 00:30

    Wooooow. I love such good looking and simple food. Looks great and for sure it must be delicious. Great choice for a little appetizer.

  4. Anne
    February 18th, 2008 08:21

    I was lucky enough to taste them and they were absolutely lovely!

  5. aforkfulofspaghetti
    February 18th, 2008 16:53

    Lovely, simple, and summery – and sadly, not for UK temperatures at the moment!

  6. marye
    February 19th, 2008 16:57

    So simple..and beautiful. Perfect! The flavors sound like they would be perfect together.

  7. Sues is not Martha
    February 22nd, 2008 19:38

    Ohhh wowww. I’m not huge on ricotta, but this looks really, really delicious!


  8. cris
    February 26th, 2008 21:28

    It’s an amazing combination. And it’s really authentic to use “pata negra”, you look like Spanish. Kerstin,BCN.

  9. Koffee
    February 27th, 2008 19:59

    Witam :)

    Często zaglądam na Twojego bloga, chociaż jeszcze chyba nigdy nie zostawiłam komentarza.

    Teraz mam pretekst – strzelam do Ciebie :)

    http://laboratoriumsmaku.blogspot.com/2008/02/trafiona-zatopiona.html – tutaj są reguły gry, zapraszam serdecznie :)

  10. Anne
    February 28th, 2008 08:16

    It’s been a long time since the last meme, so I tagged you :)

  11. carmen
    March 7th, 2008 02:46

    your blog is very beautiful

  12. diva
    March 7th, 2008 21:28

    great blog, i love the pictures and this is definitely going to b a must-try for me. thanks for sharin, have linked u to my blog. cheers!

  13. Imma
    March 9th, 2008 15:31

    I really like this recipe: it’s a nice alternative to the usual prosciutto and cantalupe!!!!

  14. Shannon
    March 13th, 2008 20:01

    Hi Dagmar,

    My name is Shannon and I’m the editorial assistant at Foodbuzz.com. Following up on a recent email invitation to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I just want to reiterate that I am very impressed with the quality of your posts. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at Shannon@foodbuzz.com.

    I love prosciutto wrapped around figs, cantalupe and especially nectarines.


    Shannon Eliot
    Editorial Assistant, Foodbuzz.com

  15. robin (caviar and codfish)
    March 14th, 2008 22:58

    Ohhh, Pata Negra… love of my life. ;)

  16. Scott at Realepicurean
    March 15th, 2008 20:19

    Now that’s different! I’m definitely going to try this one!

  17. joey
    March 19th, 2008 07:19

    What a mouth-watering photo! This is a fantastic appetizer! I have tried this before but I grilled the nectarines beforehand to caramelize the natural sugars…perhaps that would help too if the nectarines are not at their best…

  18. Liska
    March 20th, 2008 10:07

    Dagmaro, Wesołych Świąt!

  19. michelle @ the smackdown
    March 23rd, 2008 03:46

    beautiful pic – is pata negra like prosciutto? what a light and tasty looking (and simple!) appetizer.

  20. Agatek
    March 23rd, 2008 14:31

    Happy Easter :)

  21. Eileen
    March 31st, 2008 14:59

    Great appetizer! I’ll be making this this summer.

  22. Katja
    April 11th, 2008 12:30

    Nectarines are also nice with parmaham, rocket and mozzarella as a sallad in the summer. This combo is a classic Jamie Oliver one;)

    I´m trying your version, I love sweet and salty together. And I really like you rblog, nice work.