The Raleigh South Beach, FL
A classic Art Deco hideaway in the heart of South Beach, The Raleigh is famous for its lovely, baroque swimming pool and the nostalgic martini bar just off the lobby.
Perfect alongside cool ceviche. The Raleigh's cured ham quesadillas are so good, and so easy to prepare. Each tortilla make three little triangles and it's really up to you how many of them to eat!
30g thinly sliced cured ham (prosciutto or serrano)
3 coin-sliced slices of pickled green jalapeño chilli peppers from a jar
50g grated cheese
1 spring onion, finely sliced
few leaves of cilantro
1 teaspoon olive oil or sunflower oil
good shop-bought salsa of your choice
Heat a ridged griddle on the stovetop.
Place the tortilla wrap on the counter in front of you and cover with the ham.
Over one half only, sprinkle the pickled jalapeño slices, grated cheese and chopped spring onion. Scatter the cilantro leaves over the top.
Carefully fold the tortilla wrap in half, that's to say, fold the un-cheese-topped half over the cheese so that you have a fat half moon.
Lift this up carefully and brush each side with the oil before putting it on the hot griddle; grill for a minute each side.
Using a steady hand and a wide fine spatula, transfer the tortilla to a board or plate and cut into 3 triangles. Eat with some salsa on the side. And please feel free to play with the fillings as you wish.
Recipe via Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson