Yesterday it was kind of a strange day! Warm weather with rain and thunderstorms calling for a comfort food so I went with a delicious tomato soup (more on that on a future post).
Today the sun is shinning bright and it's the perfect occasion for a light lunch with an arugula, prosciutto and pear tartlet. Simple but yet so sophisticated - you can make it when you have some friends over and, believe me, they would feel like being in a gourmet restaurant, for sure!
It's funny how you can do so much with a few quality ingredients and the right flavor combos!
This tartlet can be served as an entree or a main dish just like it is - paired with some fresh fruit and, yes, an extra salad to complete this sweet/salty delicatessen.
One thing is guaranteed: there won't be any leftovers for tomorrow!
It's also a very versatile dish - you can try pairing classic flavors like fig, goat's cheese and nuts and you'll have the perfect dinner with a glass of the right wine!
1 package puff pastry (big rectangular sheet is ideal)
3 cups arugula
8 prosciutto slices (thinly sliced works better)
2 small pears or 1 big one (not too ripe so you can slice them up properly without falling apart)
1 tbsp raw honey (I used a Portuguese brand)
2 tbsp apricot jam (low sugar)
Hard cheese to grate in big shavings (I used a Portuguese brand of cow, goat and sheep's mix cheese)
Balsamic glaze to drizzle