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

Keywords for this recipe:MelonBallsPortoSorbet
For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 melon 2 melons
  • 2 Port 2 tablespoons Port
  • 3 caster sugar 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 4 Sugar syrup 300 ml Sugar syrup
  • 5 Port 150 ml Port
  • Total weight: 2,110 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
49 min.49 min.
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Step by step recipe


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.
Keeping
Should be served immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,539 Kcal or 6,443 Kj16 gr306 gr28 gr
77 %6 %29 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
73 Kcal or 306 Kj1 gr15 gr1 gr
4 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
385 Kcal or 1,612 Kj4 gr77 gr7 gr
19 %2 %7 %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 : 5.40 €
  • Per person : 1.35 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baked Alaska, Pear sorbet, Pistachio tiramisu, Brioche slices with almond cream, Peach and blackcurrant coupe, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apricot blancmange, Piedmont pyramids, Baked Alaska, Caramelized apple and walnut cake, Panettone, ... All
MelonMelon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Minted Melon, ... All
PortPort: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Foie gras cured in salt, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Pâté de campagne, Terrine of foie gras, Crème de foie gras, ... All
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