Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Last of the Watermelons

Flingingflowers celebrates food.  

Can a recipe be both successful and unbelievably easy?  This one is!  This recipe was shared by my former neighbor and makes a beautiful, delicious summer hors d’oeuvre.  

A quarter of a seedless watermelon makes plenty for ten or more.  Seedless watermelons actually do have seeds, of course, but they are tiny and soft.

Besides the watermelon, you will need white rum, a lime for both zested peel and juice, and coriander.

It is so easy to cut the pieces.  First slice down towards the rind in one inch slices. Then, slice along and just above the pale rind – East to West. 

I don’t bother to make squares as it will waste too much melon.  Although the seeds are edible, I do try and remove the ones I see in case they put people off. 

In a bowl, mix together the rum, lime peel zested and lime juice plus chopped coriander, then add the watermelon chunks.  Can be made in the morning and refrigerated. 

Who doesn't like this gorgeous color?  It is a refreshing change of pace from cheeses or raw vegetables.  If you don’t want to use the rum, I’m sure it would be tasty too.  The coriander and lime are flavorful by themselves. Do give it a try before the watermelon disappears for another year – and let me know if you like it.