What to do with unripe watermelon?
- Kitchen Imp May 15, 2007 12:36 PM
We opened up a watermelon too early last night. It's perfectly textured, not mealy or anything like that, nicely juicy, just not sweet and not strongly watermelon-flavored yet.
Does anyone have a recipe that showcases unripe watermelon to its best advantage? I've thought of pureeing it, adding sugar, and putting it in the freezer as a kind of poor-man's sorbet, but short of that I don't know what to do with it. Thanks in advance.
Maybe blend with some nectar or juice or something to give texture to a smoothie?
How disappointing... sorry...
I make sorbets out of my so-so watermelon. Adding lime juice will make it more interesting. Basil, too. (Don't forget to add a little vodka to help the texture.)
make a salad? I think Nigella has a recipe for watermelon with olives and feta. Or maybe something more thai, with fish sauce, hot peppers and lime?
And, pickle the rinds! I had this at Rosewater in Brooklyn once as part of a salad. Unbelieveably tasty. Been meaning to try that myself...