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.
25,7254.7/5 for 25 ratings
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Last modified on: September 13th 2015

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
10 min.30 min.5 min.45 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten the day it is made.
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Stage 1 - 1 min.
Minted Melon : Photo of step #1

Rinse and dry 1 handful fresh mint leaves.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Minted Melon : Photo of step #4
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.
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.

Stage 7 - 30 min.
Minted Melon : Photo of step #7
Cover and refrigerate before serving.

Stage 8
Minted Melon : Photo of step #8
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.

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).

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Source

Home made.

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WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French Family Cake, Mustard baps, New leavened bread, Nonettes, How to rehydrate dried mushrooms, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Pie, Cannelés, Gâteau Nantais, Buckwheat almond biscuits, Italian Meringue, ... All
RumRum: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chestnut moelleux, Cannelés, Dublin fruit scones, Little apple turnovers with almonds and raisins, Apple Strudel, ... All
Fresh mint leavesFresh mint leaves: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken nems, Tzatziki, Framboisier, 4 pears salad with vanilla, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , ... All

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