Step 1: You will need
- 1/2 papaya, cut into six large chunks
- 1 peach, sliced with skin on
- 1 pear, sliced with skin on
- 1/4 melon, sliced into six large chunks
- 1 handful watercress, or rocket leaves or mint or basil or tarragon
- 12 slices of Serrano ham
- 1 Cutting board
- 1 Knife
- Tooth picks
Step 2: Make the papaya and ham canapé
Place one slice of cured ham onto the cutting board. Then using your large knife cut it in half, then quarters and fold each quarter into a small bundle.
Top with a watercress leaf, then skewer each bundle with a tooth pick.
Now take a chunk of papaya and skewer the fruit chunk into the toothpick. Continue until all the papaya chunks are used.
Step 3: Make the peach and ham canapé
Cut the ham into two long strips. Then place a slice of peach across it and roll it up. Skewer with a toothpick and then skewer a leaf of watercress on top. Repeat this process until you have used up all the peach slices.
Step 4: Make the melon and ham canapé
Cut the cured ham into half, then quarters and fold until you have made a little bundle.
Take a toothpick and place a watercress leaf halfway up the stem, then skewer a melon slice with it. Repeat until you have used all the melon slices.
Step 5: Make the pear and ham canapé
Cut the ham lengthways into two slices. Then place a sliced pear across and roll the ham around it. Place a watercress leaf halfway up a toothpick and skewer the rolled ham with it. Follow the same process until all the pear slices are used.
Step 6: Serve
Just before serving the canapés, drizzle a little olive oil and lime or lemon juice over the fruit.
Don't be afraid to use other herb combinations with the fruits. For example, basil goes well with peach, mint goes with melon, and pear with tarragon - experiment with different flavours.