Minted Melon

Minted Melon
It is tempting to call this a melon Mojito: little balls of ripe melon in a light Mojito-flavoured syrup with mint, rum and lime.
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Last modified on: September 13th 2015

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
Minted Melon

Prepare the "Mojito" syrup

Rinse and dry 1 handful fresh mint leaves.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Pour 100 g water and 50 g caster sugar into a small pan, add the roughly chopped mint leaves and bring to the boil.

Cover and leave to cool.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Minted Melon

Prepare the melon

Cut the melon in half and scrape out the seeds from the middle.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Use a pommes parisiennes spoon to cut the melon into balls.

Stage 5
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Prepare the whole melon like this, putting the balls into a bowl as you go.

If you do not have this special kind of spoon, you can simply dice the melon.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Combine the flavours

Pour the cold syrup through a strainer onto the melon balls.
Add the juice of ½ lime and 2 tablespoons rum. Mix well.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
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Cover and refrigerate before serving.

Stage 8
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Serve in glass dishes, garnished with a sprig of mint.
Try to leave the melon balls in the syrup for at least 30 minutes, so that the flavours have time to mingle well.

Choose your melon carefully: it needs to be fully ripe.
Should be eaten the day it is made.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
613 Kcal or 2,567 Kj9 gr118 gr2 gr
31 %3 %11 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
59 Kcal or 247 Kj1 gr11 gr< 1 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
153 Kcal or 641 Kj2 gr30 gr< 1 gr
8 %1 %3 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.99 €
  • Per person : 1.00 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to heat milk without it catching on the bottom of the pan, How to use gelatin, Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, Confit of carrots with bacon, Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fresh mint ice-cream, Victoria pineapple and lime tarts, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Almond macaroon cake, Chocolate mug cake, ... All
RumRum: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gingerbread, Rich hazelnut buttercream, Dublin fruit scones, Pogne de Romans, Pancake batter, ... All
MelonMelon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Melon with port sorbet, ... All
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