Fig, Ham, And Nectarine Salad In Wine Syrup
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 pints fresh green and/or purple figs stemmed
- 2 large firm-ripe nectarines
- 1/4 pound piece country ham or prosciutto cut into 1/4" thick
- julienne strips
- Mint sprigs and/or fresh grape leaves for garnish
In a small saucepan boil wine and water with sugar until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes, and remove pan from heat. Cool wine syrup slightly and chill. Wine syrup may be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.
Halve the figs and cut nectarines into thin wedges. In a bowl gently toss fruit with ham or prosciutto and half of wine syrup.
Arrange salad on a platter and pour remaining wine syrup over it. Garnish salad with mint and/or grape leaves.
This recipe yields 12 servings.