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Pickled Melon

Chef Dan Barber

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Executive chef Dan Barber introduces the art of pickling.
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Servings:4
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Ingredients

  • For the Dish:
  • Pickled Melon
  • 5 cups fresh summer melon, rind and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup pickled watermelon rind (recipe below)
  • 1 cup pickled melon (recipe below)
  • For the Pickled Watermelon Rind :
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 pieces allspice
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • For the Pickled Melon:
  • 1 cantaloupe, rind and seeds removed
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 pieces allspice
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • Cooking Directions

    Pickled Melon

    Combine ingredients and serve, chilled.

    Pickled Watermelon Rind

    In a saucepan, add the spices and lightly toast over medium flame for 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn.

    Add the remaining brine ingredients (water, sugar, salt, vinegars) and bring to a simmer for one minute, then remove from the heat. Allow the spices to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain the brine.

    Cut the watermelon rind into small 1-inch diamond shapes. In a separate pot, cover the watermelon rind with water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and strain.

    Once cool, pour the brine over the watermelon rind. Cover and chill.

    Pickled Melon

    In a saucepan, add the spices and lightly toast over medium flame for 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn.

    Add the remaining brine ingredients (water, sugar, salt, vinegars) and bring to a simmer for one minute, then remove from the heat. Allow the spices to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain the brine.

    Using a melon scooper, cut the melon into circular pieces.

    Once cool, pour the brine over the melon. Cover and chill.

    *You can substitute another summer melon.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: melons, watermelon rind, cloves, spices, vinegar, sugar, salt

    Course: Lunch

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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