Watermelon…quite possibly the world’s most beautiful food! It is that fabulous lime green on the outside, a gorgeous yummy red on the inside and just the perfect amount of sweet to taste!
This delectable fruit, “Water-marilyn” as my daughter calls it, is one of my very favorite parts of summer! I have been known to eat a watermelon a week this time of year and hardly a week goes by that there is not some of this melon sliced and chilled in my fridge!
I like both the seeded and seedless versions, my only request…sweet and not too ripe!
The National Watermelon Promotion Board has a great website for Watermelon lovers at http://www.watermelon.org . It’s full of great recipes and tips and Spokesperson Katie Brown adds her two cents about this fabulous summer-time fruit.
Some of my favorite recipes from the site are the Shrimp and Watermelon Watercress Salad
And the Dilled Baby Shrimp and Watermelon Napoleons. Both of these recipes would be beautiful additions to summer luncheons or brunches!
I am also a fan of Watermelon Sorbet! I like Rachael Ray’s recipe! It has just a few ingredients and doesn’t require an ice-cream freezer or machine, just a food processor.
If you think Watermelon is just too much trouble to cut up and deal with, I have perfected an easy and quick way to slice watermelon just right for snacking!
First slice the melon length-wise
And then slice each half again length-wise resulting in quarters.
Next run your knife along the rind, just under the red flesh
And slice into triangles
Transfer to a plastic container, or for me, a zip-lock bag and you are ready to chill and eat!
And one of my favorite quick recipes…Watermelon, mozzarella and basil skewers drizzled with a hint of balsamic vinegar! Yummy! It’s just a little something I made up and it is oh so divine!
Or for a hot Arkansas afternoon, there is nothing more refreshing than a Watermelon Margarita compliments of Emeril Lagasse! Cheers!
Day 13 of things I LOVE is my sweet, red, yummy Watermelon!