Googie’s Kitchen presents Prawns with Parma Ham and Melon – Gifts from Grandpa

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On a Friday night my dad enjoyed making a simple supper for us. He had been at work all week and just wanted an easy dinner to serve. Dad had several recipes but this one was a favourite of mine. I still love eating this dish and I to enjoy making it as a simple evening meal or light lunch. Below is the video and recipe for you to enjoy.

Serves 2

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Prawns with Palma Ham and Melon


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Spoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Large salad bowl
  • Salad spoons
  • Serving board


  • Prawns x 200g
  • Parma ham x 4 slices
  • Cantaloupe melon x 1
  • Lettuce x 1
  • Cherry tomatoes x 10
  • Cucumber x 1/2
  • Salad Dressing x 2 tbsp


  • Start by cutting the lettuce and put into the large salad bowl.
  • Slice the tomatoes in half and add them in.
  • Next slice the cucumber and put this into the bowl.
  • Add the salad dressing and toss the salad with the spoons.
  • Split the salad between the serving bowls and set aside.
  • Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds.
  • Put each melon half in the middle of the salad in the serving bowls.
  • Place the parma ham instead the melon.
  • Fill the hole with the prawns and any leftover place around the outside of the bowl on the salad.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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Prawns with Palma Ham and Melon

Prawns with Parma Ham and Melon is a quick, simple and easy meal. Great for a Friday night supper or as a cold lunch on a Saturday. Plus it could even be taken with you as a packed lunch. It’s a perfect meal if you need to whip up a dish in a hurry. When I lived at home I looked forward to all of my Dad’s dinners but this was one I really enjoyed. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.

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