As soon as I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it for the name alone. How can you say no to happiness?
It was the perfect little nibbly. I was getting together with my university roommates and we were going out for Italian, so it made sense to start the night off with some Italian wine and a prosciutto based appetizer. While this recipe doesn’t involve too much actual cooking, the putting together aspect of it was a little tiresome – half the time I just wanted to pop the piece I was working on into my mouth.
Prosciutto Filled with Happiness
1/4 cup pine nuts
About 20 thin slices of good-quality prosciutto
1 small bunch arugula
1/4 pound gorgonzola (I bought some Borgonzola, a blue Brie, which was amazing)
1/4 cup currants
Spread the pine nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F until they turn golden brown. Keep a close eye on these because they go from golden brown to burned very quicklys. Transfer them to a small bowl and let them cool.
Cut each slice of prosciutto in half, crosswise. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect. Top each half-slice with a small piece of arugula, a dab of gorgonzola, a few pine nuts, and few currents. Then roll them into little mini horns.
Arrange on a platter and serve.