Slice the garlic very finely. Remove the root ends of the mushrooms, and shred into bite-sized pieces.
Combine the ingredients marked ★ until evenly combined for the marinade.
Slowly sauté the garlic in olive oil (not listed) on low heat, and when it becomes fragrant, add the mushrooms and sauté on medium.
Transfer the contents from Step 3 into the marinade from Step 2, then chill in refrigerator to blend the flavors (30 minutes or more). Before serving, cut the cured ham into easy to eat pieces, and toss everything together.
Garnish with baby leaves, cherry tomatoes, or your choice of vegetables or herbs, then serve.
Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese to taste to boost the flavor.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried to recreate a marinated dish I had at a restaurant.
Use your choice of mushrooms. The recipe uses only a small amount of salt, taking into consideration the saltiness of the cured ham. Combine olive oil and garlic into the frying pan before turning on the heat to prevent burning. If you don't have honey, substitute with sugar. Using red and green vegetables adds nice color to the dish and makes it look festive.