Melon Balls in Honey Port Sauce

29 Apr


Finally, I’m back blogging again. I’ve missed you all so much. Unfortunately my laptop broke a few weeks ago and it has actually taken me this long to get a new one. I’ve been going mad but I’m back now and let the recipes keep rolling. 🙂 This is an amazingly light and refreshing starter that is great to just get your taste buds tingling without filling you up. The port sauce is extremely flavourful and is sweet without being cloying. Because the melon balls are soaked in the port sauce they really absorb all the flavour and become super juicy. It is really quick to prepare, the melon balling may take a bit of time to get used to but is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. It can be prepared in the morning and left in the fridge, covered, to let the flavours mingle with each other.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Melon Balls in Port Sauce (Serves 4)

2 melons of different colour e.g. yellow and orange (You will only be using half of each melon)

3/4 cup tawny port

1tbsp honey

zest of 1 lime

juice of 1/2 lime

5 mint leaves, roughly chopped

extra mint leaves, to garnish

  • Use a melon baller to make balls out of one 1/2 of each melon and place into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the port, honey, lime zest, lime juice and chopped mint leaves in a small bowl then pour over the melon balls.
  • Toss to combine then cover and leave in the fridge for at least 1hr or more if you like.
  • Divide into 4 serving glasses and drizzle with leftover juices.
  • Garnish with extra mint leaves and serve.


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