Monday Munchies: Prosciutto Cups With Sausage & Sage Stuffing
Christmas cooking is 2 days away and we’re in full drive thinking of what delicious things we can make. Here’s a lovely idea for an appetiser before dinner or something for pop-in guests. It’s like Christmas in a bite!
1 whole marrowbone, halved lengthways (optional, see tip)
40g unsalted butter
1 onion, very finely chopped
150ml madeira wine
150g British free-range sausagemeat
150g British rose veal or pork mince
75g good quality sourdough or country bread, whizzed to coarse crumbs •
10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped, plus 8 extra to decorate
Olive oil for greasing
8 slices prosciutto or serrano ham
1. If using a marrowbone, heat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6, put the halved bone on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes. Scoop out the marrow and cool. Discard the bone.
2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the onion. Fry gently for 5-10 minutes until softened, turn the heat up, add the madeira and bubble until syrupy. Transfer to a large bowl.
3. Once the mixture has cooled, add the sausagemeat and veal mince, mix and season, then mix in the breadcrumbs and sage.
4. Lightly oil the insides of 8 hollows in a cupcake pan. Cut the ham slices in half and use to line the cups. Be careful not to leave any gaps in the ham lining. Fill the cups with the stuffing mixture, top with a sage leaf and brush with oil. Freeze in the tray, tightly covered with a layer of cling film, then a layer of foil, until ready to use. Defrost to cook.
5. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/ gas 6. Bake for 20 minutes until the prosciutto is crisp and the stuffing is heated through (pierce with a metal skewer and hold against your wrist to check). Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then ease out and serve.
Credit // Delicious Magazine