Farmer's Market Seedless Watermelon /Price per each
Watermelon Fruit Bowl
1 large watermelon
1 cantaloupe, halved and seeded
1 honeydew melon, halved and seeded
2 (15 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained
2 cups halved fresh strawberries
2 cups seedless grapes
1⁄2 cup water
1⁄4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
With a large, sharp knife, remove the top 1/4 section of the watermelon. With a melon baller, scoop flesh from the inside of a watermelon, removing as many seeds as possible. Leave 1/2 inch of flesh inside the shell of the watermelon. Scoop cantaloupe and honeydew in the same manner, removing as much flesh as possible, and discarding the rinds. Refrigerate fruits separately until ready to assemble.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and continue stirring until sugar has completely dissolved. Add lemon zest, and set aside to cool.
To serve, place watermelon balls, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes, in a large mixing bowl. Pour syrup over, and toss thoroughly. Transfer mixture to watermelon bowl, and serve. Set aside any fruit mixture that will not fit. There will be enough fruit to refill the bowl.
Yield: 20 servings
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1 watermelon (the more oblong-shaped, the better)
Swedish fish candies for garnish
Dry erase marker
Smaller utility knife
Paring knife (you can use the tip of a vegetable peeler)
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
2 large marbles or purple grapes
Wash and dry the watermelon.
Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to
draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ó” line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3” intact at the base.
Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife.
Use a melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then
use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the
picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish