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Watermelon woes

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dimples Sep 17, 2006 12:56 AM

I just bought a smallish watermelon that turns out to be overripe and a bit mushy. No one will eat it. Any suggestions for something I could turn it into---ices or a drink or something?

  1. lunchbox Sep 17, 2006 07:14 AM

    Dimples-
    First urge is to go with waht Non-Gognomia said (YUM!), but I went to a nice house party about a month ago and had my socks blown off by the following:
    A guest who brought a fruit salad decided to make it more lavish (and more dessert-ish) by scraping out he watermelon she had melon-balled. She reduced the pulp with a modest amount of sugar to a syrup consistance, then added a not-so-modest amount of cointreau- or maybe it was Gran Marnier- something orange and alcohol-laden. The fruit salad, mostly stone fruits was tossed with this divine syrup.
    A few days later, while eating Tapas, I was served some serrano-wraped shrimp served with a melon-fig salsa- the sauce was mist likely a pineapple/cantalope reduction, but a watermelon reduction would work well, too.

    You could make a watermelon gazpacho, too- very refreshing.

    1. Non Cognomina Sep 17, 2006 01:29 AM

      Chill it, puree the pink part, add some vodka and a straw.

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