Ingredients listed below are approximate, depends on
how much you have on hand or how much you buy or how
many you are feeding.
2-3 cups freshest ricotta cheese
3/4 cup finely diced sopressata or any good
hard or semi-hard salami
1 cup sauteed walnut halves
[saute walnuts in mixture of butter
walnut or olive oil until medium brown,
salt and let cool]
sea salt and pepper
Very lightly toss ricotta with salami, salt and ground pepper to taste
Put in round or square bowl and edge bowl with walnut halves.
Grind a little black pepper on top to prettify. Store any unusued
walnuts, they come in handy for lots of dishes [like pasta].
This dish is great as a first course with a platter of 6 oz prosciutto, and
a 5 ounces each of other Italian cold meats sliced thin. Add slices of
buffala mozzarella [8oz] and garnish with spinach leaves or parsley.
Depending on how many and how plentiful the ingredients, serves
4 to 6