Summer beckons as another holiday, Memorial Day, approaches. To celebrate, our Holiday Recipe Club chose watermelon, pork and beer as the ingredients for our challenge. With the local forecast predicting temps in the 90′s and humidity to boot, a cool treat seemed apropos. Watermelon sorbet was my first thought. Check out the Holiday Recipe Club site if you’d like to join us.
I had seen a trompe l’oile presentation on Gourmet.com, using watermelon rind, sorbet and chopped bittersweet chocolate. My mind went right to individual servings using lime shells with black sesame seeds instead of chocolate.
I must admit, the two I made were darn cute….BUT it was a pain to clean out the lime AND the sorbet did not have the intense flavor of my favorite berry sorbets. Plus these started melting almost immediately after pulling them out of the fridge. I’d wager the strawberry ice cream I’ll be sharing next week would make a tastier end result. If you’re still curious about the recipe, despite my warnings, here it is:
Watermelon Sorbet…adapted from Food.com with inspiration from Gourmet.com and Cheap Ethnic Eats
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups watermelon
Cook sugar, water and lime juice together, stirring till sugar is dissolved. Chill.
Cut up watermelon and remove seeds. Puree in blender or food processor. Stir in chilled syrup.
Freeze in ice cream maker following manufacturers recommendation. Place into an airtight container and freeze.
Press into lime rinds and decorate with black poppy seeds to resemble mini watermelons. Or serve in bowls/cones.
I am honored to have been nominated for the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling by CJ of Food Stories. As she knows, food evokes so many memories and, as bloggers, we often share the stories which relate to our dishes.
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Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic…has me giggling with her crazy stories with each visit.
Lizzie of Food and Thrift…shares her cooking adventures, weight loss journey, and her lovely family.
Claudia of What’s Cookin’ Italian Style…relays memories of her Italian ancestry and how that shaped her cooking style.