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What is prosciutto?

I was given a recipe that calls for basil, chicken and prosciutto and I don't know what prosciutto is. Can you help me? This is the first time I have visited your site and I love it.

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Prosciutto is the Italian word for "ham," it is essentially ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured (but not smoked) and air-dried. The meat is pressed, which produces a firm, dense texture. Regular ham, although it usually is "smoked", can be used as a substitute in recipes if prosciutto is not available.

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