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Water melon rind

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What can I do with my water melon rind? I overheard people talking about pickling it in a sweet solution and adding it to a remoulade. Anything?

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  1. Watermelon rind preserves...or watermelon rind pickles...Recipes vary, and are abundant!

    Have Fun!!!

    1. My mom slices it thinly (discard the green shell part) and stir fries it with garlic, salt and soy sauce. It ends up tasting like a pickled vegetable. Delicious.

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      1. re: PandanExpress

        whoa that sounds incredible

        1. re: PandanExpress

          i do the same, except with a little bit of ground pork and cut-up shrimp.

          i also use it in place of the winter melon in chinese pork rib and winter melon soup, or chop it up really fine and add to salsas. i've also shaved it (use a vegetable peeler) and tossed it with a mint/yogurt dressing, or sesame noodles.

        2. I've seen my mom take the white parts, dry them and then stir fry them with sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, hot pepper, green onions and garlic...The dry then stir-fry makes them taste sorta chewy.

          1. I've sliced it paper thin and done an Asian style marinade of rice vinegar, sugar, and water. I haven't done it in awhile and don't have an exact recipe, but it's what a lot of Chinese restaurants do to daikon.