Photo: Jessie Wallner/WFIU
Here are some great tips for making this dish. Remember them for your other kitchen adventures as well. They will surely come in handy!
- This is a perfect trick to make under-ripe fruit taste better. The hot syrup bruises the fruit, making it taste sweeter.
- Use a fork when extracting juice from a lime. The fork breaks up all the little membranes, giving you the maximum amount of juice from the fruit.
- When peeling ginger, rub the skin with the back of a fork or a spoon. It rubs right off.
- Wait to add the lime zest until after the the sugar has dissolved into the syrup. That way it will keep its green color.
Melon And Blackberry Salad With Ginger Lime Syrup
Yield: Serves 6-8 folks
- half a honeydew, cut into bite-size pieces
- half a cantaloupe, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 pint blackberries, washed
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 pound ginger, peeled and diced fine
- 4 fresh limes zested and squeezed
- pinch of salt
- For the Ginger Lime Syrup, combine sugar, water, ginger, lime juice and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer until the mix reaches a syrupy consistency. Chill to room temperature.
- Add lime zest to syrup and toss syrup together with fruit. Adjust seasoning as needed. Allow to sit overnight so flavors develop.