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Too much watermelon!!

I have gotten a lot of watermelon through my csa this season (and I have 2 big ones on my countertop right now). I have made salads (sweet and savory), beverages, gazpacho, and jam. I want to try something different. Maybe a chutney, if someone can recommend a good recipe. I am willing to try anything different!! I am sick of all my "usual" watermelon recipes!

asked by Sweets about 4 years ago

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CanadaDan
added about 4 years ago

Watermelon sorbet. throw watermelon chunks in in the food processor with some simple syrup, a dash of vodka, maybe some mint or other flavours. Freeze on a baking tray. When frozen, chop it up and put back in the food pro and blend then into a container and re freeze. Boom. Watermelon sorbet

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Susan W
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added about 4 years ago

I just made these. Just so happened I had everything. I tasted it before I poured it into my popsicle molds. Delicious!!

Pegeen
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added about 4 years ago

This Watermelonade is completely addictive. You could probably freeze it.
https://food52.com/recipes...

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added about 4 years ago

For chutney, here are some ideas: How to Make Mostarda Without a Recipe
https://food52.com/blog...

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Sam1148
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added about 4 years ago

Juice them up in a blender. Strain out the seeds and freeze the juice.
Or have some watermelon Mojitos. Muddle mint, simple syrup....add soda water and rum. Serve with a cucumber wedge garnish.

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Sweets
added about 4 years ago

These are some awesome suggestions! Thank you!! Now, I am excited I have 2 large watermelons!

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added about 4 years ago

I should have written this down...but trying from memory. A Mexican fruit salad thing. Watermelon cubes, Green chilies, orange slices, Jicama (in matchstick cut), red onion, Parsley or cilantro, Mint, Feta Cheese.
Dress with a lime and olive oil dressing with a touch of cumin.
Serve with lime/garlic grilled shrimp on the side.

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bigpan
added about 4 years ago

Sam has the right idea - blend, strain, freeze.
Don't worry about straining to a clear liquid - mush is fine ... just get those pesky seeds out.

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PazzoNico
added about 4 years ago

I'd also add that the rind can be used for chutney/pickle. Tons of recipes online.

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THE MATH CHEF
added about 4 years ago

How about my watermelon gazpacho which may be dissimilar to the one you've tried? https://food52.com/recipes...
Or substitute watermelon for the grapefruit in the following "Vacation in the Tropics" salad - https://food52.com/recipes...

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