Prosciutto Rolls

Prosciutto Rolls

These savory rolls have it all—salty prosciutto, sweet figs, and creamy goat cheese.Ben Fink

In Savannah, Georgia, elaborate parties are a winter holiday tradition. We found these delicious rolls while attending one such soiree. Our hosts, Jim Burke and Doug Orr, garnished the dish with parsley and pyrocanthus berries, but please note that the latter, while pretty, are toxic.

Prosciutto Rolls
These rolls have it all: salty prosciutto, sweet fig preserves, and creamy goat cheese.
Yield: makes 24 rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 6 oz. soft goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 12 slices (not paper-thin) prosciutto, halved crosswise
  • 12 cup fig preserves
  • 12 bunch arugula, trimmed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a small bowl and set aside. Mix goat cheese and garlic together in another small bowl and set aside.
  2. Spread a thin layer of the goat cheese mixture on each piece of prosciutto, spread a thin layer of fig preserves over cheese, and top with 1–2 arugula leaves. Drizzle with some of the lemon vinaigrette and season to taste with pepper. Roll prosciutto up around filling and arrange on serving platter, seam side down. Garnish platter with parsley, if you like.