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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

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
10 min.30 min.5 min.45 min.
Preservation:
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
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.
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

% 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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