I’m back. Looking to get back in the swing of things and start cooking some fun stuff. Until then here’s a nice melon recipe to get us started.
This summer has been about melons for me. I just can’t get enough. Sweet, cool and light, perfect for what has been a rather hot few months. Here’s a nice little dessert idea in that vein:
Melon Balls w/Lime Syrup
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh limejuice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 1 small seedless watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe, seeded
- 1 small honeydew melon, seeded
- 1 liter lemon-lime soda
- ¼ cup coconut (opt) (really is coconut ever optional?)
saucepan and large bowl
In saucepan, mix together sugar, limejuice, water, zest & vanilla. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Chill completely. Ball or cut melons into large chunks and add to large bowl. Toss gently with soda and let marinate (macerate) at room temperature for 30 minutes. Chill. Serve with lime syrup and coconut.