Melon and Ginger Basket

Ingredients

1 lrg Ripe honeydew melon
1/4 cup Orange juice
2 piece stem ginger, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Stem ginger syrup
Fresh grated nutmeg to taste
2 Kiwifruit, peeled, cut in half, sliced
8 Lychees, peeled, seeded
8 Strawberries, cut in half
8 Black grapes, cut in half, seeded
Fresh mint sprigs (opt)

Preparation

1
Cut a thin slice off one of rounded sides of melon (not pointed ends), so melon will sit level on a serving plate.
2
To form a handle, make 2 cuts about 3/4" wide on either side of a central strip. Continue cutting halfway down melon, then cut from bottom of handle around either side of fruit so these two wedges can be lifted away to form a basket shape. Cut away flesh from inside handle. Remove seeds from melon.
3
Scoop out balls with a small melon scoop or cut flesh in pieces and place in a bowl. Smooth edge of melon basket.
4
Add orange juice, stem ginger and syrup and nutmeg to melon balls and stir lightly. Add kiwifruit, lychees, strawberries and grapes and mix lightly.
5
Spoon mixture into melon and arrange fruits attractively. Cover and chill.
6
Garnish with mint sprig, if desired, and serve with ice cream.
7
VARIATION: Use fresh fruits such as cherries, pineapple, peaches, figs and nectarines. Substitute freshly squeezed lime juice for orange juice.

Tools

Yield:

6.0 servings

Added:

November 30, 2009

Creator:

Anonymous

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