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Has a long "shelf" life. Google for details.

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A very yummy way to use prosciutto, & my favorite:


Lightly dredge chicken breasts in S&P seasoned flour, and saute till golden over medium heat in butter and olive oil. Just brown them - don't cook through.

Remove from heat & place on a foil lined pan.

Top each breast with a slice of prosciutto, then a slice of provolone cheese.

Pop into a 375 oven and finish cooking - about 20 - 25 minutes.


To the skillet, add a bit more butter.

Add 8 oz of sliced mushrooms - OPTIONAL, & then throw in 1/4 C finely diced onion & a diced garlic clove or two.

Cook until mushrooms are browned, if using, or just gently saute the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.

To the same pan, add 2/3 Cup each: heavy cream, Marsala wine, chicken broth....and 2 teaspoons freshly minced sage.

Bring to boil, then lower heat & simmer gently until slightly reduced and thickened.....about 15 minutes.

Season with salt & pepper to taste.


Remove chicken from oven, place on platter, pour sauce over & serve.


**Most often, I don't bother using the cream, but increase the chicken broth, and thicken the sauce w/ a cornstarch slurry.

Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice into the sauce.


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@Kachina624 - yes, it should still be good, unless it wasn't wrapped right and dried up. When we were little, our grandparents used to make it and just leave it hanging in the cool cellar. 

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@Kachina624 wrote:

Are you sure it's still good if you've had it a month?





personally, i would be wary if it was a prosciutto that had been freshly sliced and then packaged (which is how i usually purchase it.....prosciutto di parma, sliced paper thin, from a deli or italian store.)


if it was a prepacked type of prosciutto, then it should be fine if it has not already been opened.


How Long Does a Prosciutto Last?

Prosciutto is often sweet and delicate ham but they can be salty yet delicious at times. This type of hams is ready-to-eat depending on the label of the product. There are those that tell you that you still need to “cook thoroughly”. Prosciutto is an Italian word which means “ham” but it is commonly used as a description for seasoned, cured, and air-dried ham.


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Re: Prosciutto Question

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Chopped up and put in a grilled cheese sandwich is delish!

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Skewer a sweet melon ball, a half a slice of prosciutto (rolled up), a small chunk of a mild cheese and a basil leaf onto a toothpick or small cocktail spear. Eat all 4 pieces together in one bite. The interplay of these different flavors is delicious. It makes a nice light snack or appetizer. When melons are in season, it can't be beat.