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Chef Dante Boccuzzi

34 East 61st Street
New York, NY
(212) 319-1660

Cantaloupe Carpaccio with White Balsamic Vinegar, Duck Prosciutto and Arugula Salad
Chef Dante Boccuzzi of Aureole – New York, NY
Adapted by
Yield: 1 Serving


  • 8 slices duck prosciutto
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz cucumber, julienned
  • 1 oz arugula
  • 2 oz cantaloupe, sliced to 1/8”
  • Micro arugula greens

Pre-heat oven to 325° F. Lay two strips of duck prosciutto on a baking sheet; bake until golden brown. When cool, crumble into small pieces.

Heat one Tablespoon of olive oil in a small sauté pan over low heat; add one shallot; sweat until tender. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and remaining shallot; whisk together to make vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a mixing bowl, dress the cucumber and arugula with the vinaigrette.

To Assemble and Serve:
On a plate, form a circle with the cantaloupe slices. Place the salad in the center. Lay the prosciutto slices over the salad and garnish with the micro arugula. Spoon the remaining balsamic vinaigrette on top.

Wine Pairing:
2004 Leitz Reisling Spatlese, Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz, Rheingau, Germany

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  •    Published: July 2006
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