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Melon with port sorbet


Melon with port sorbet
This recipe is a new twist on the classic melon with port: melon balls served on a bed of port sorbet.
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Last modified on: October 6th 2013

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationStart to finish
49 min.49 min.
Keeping:
Should be served immediately
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #1
Cut 2 melons in half and remove the seeds.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #2
Cut the melon into small balls with a melon baller (pommes parisiennes spoon).

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #3
Put the melon balls into a bowl and pour 2 tablespoons Port and 2 tablespoons caster sugar over. Mix well and set aside in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #4
Mix 300 ml Sugar syrup and 150 ml Port.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #5
Churn in an ice-cream maker until of sorbet consistency.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #6
Put a layer of sorbet into well-chilled sundae dishes.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Melon with port sorbet : Photo of step #7
Cover with melon balls.

Serve immediately.

Remarks

For more about sorbets, see the Ice-cream and Sorbets page.

You can replace the port with any alcohol you like. For example, Macvin du Jura gives a very good result.

For a more substantial ice, you can mix in the melon left-over from making the balls.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cranachan, Citrus syrup, Pink Reims biscuits, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, ... All
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PortPort: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crème de foie gras, Pâté de campagne, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Terrine of foie gras, Home-made terrine of foie gras, ... All

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