Minted Melon

Step by step recipe:

  1. 1 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #1

    Rinse and dry 1 handful fresh mint leaves.
  2. 5 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #2
    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.
  3. 3 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #3

    Prepare the melon


    Cut the melon in half and scrape out the seeds from the middle.
  4. 5 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #4
    Use a pommes parisiennes spoon to cut the melon into balls.
  5. Minted Melon : Photo of step #5
    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.
  6. 1 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #6

    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.
  7. 30 min.Minted Melon : Photo of step #7
    Cover and refrigerate before serving.
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    Serve in glass dishes, garnished with a sprig of mint.

Remarks:

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.

Source:

Home made.

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