- ½ a honeydew melon, deseeded
- 100g pack smoked venison (or use smoked duck or prosciutto)
The term venison was originally used to describe the meat of any furred game, but in Britain it…
- bunch watercress
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- ½ a cucumber, peeled into ribbons, seeds discarded
For the honey & mustard dressing
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Whisk together the dressing ingredients with a tiny pinch of salt, then set aside. Using a large melon baller or similar shaped implement (we used a measuring spoon), scoop balls out of the melon into a bowl. Cut any large slices of venison in half and arrange on 2 plates overlapping in a ‘petal’ fashion, then place 5-6 melon balls around the venison.
Toss the watercress and cucumber together in a bowl, then lightly sit a mound in the centre of each plate. Drizzle everything with the dressing and a little extra olive oil, then serve straight away.
A party twist
PROSCIUTTO & MELON BITES Wrap 400g bite-size cubes cantaloupe melon in basil leaves and thin strips torn from 100g prosciutto. Secure with cocktail sticks and serve with drinks.