07 September 2012

Watermelon Pearls in Limoncello


August has gone by quite fast and September came creeping up behind me before I realized that it's already there.  Summer is almost arriving to its conclusion.  Don't we always say that?   I always complain about the heat but I don't know if I am actually ready to let go and face the next season.  But I know that when I see the autumn produce at the markets, I know I will actually forget I even said that. 


Before the heat completely disappears along with the watermelons, let me share with you this very simple way to enjoy this refreshing fruit for the more mature palate.  Sorry kids!  Limoncello is an alcoholic drink.  Just roll your melon baller in the watermelon pulp and marinate them in a bowl with limoncello until they become cold in the fridge.  Mix with fresh mint leaves and you are ready for this delicious refreshing dessert.


Let me bid you again a wonderful weekend with this simple recipe.  Uhm, but you know and I know that I will pop out again with a new recipe before the weekend actually finishes.  I guess I'm one of those hyperactive food bloggers who bombard you with food!

Again, enjoy your weekend guys!



Watermelon Pearls in Limoncello
Adapted from Una Finestra di Fronte's Perle di Anguria Marinate (recipe in Italian)

Ingredients:
Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 1/2 small watermelon
  • mint leaves
Directions:
  1. Scoop out watermelon balls with a melon baller.
  2. Marinate them in a bowl with limoncello for half an hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Serve cold with fresh mint leaves.




17 comments:

  1. Wow, spectacular even down to the colour of the spoon with it. I love limoncello too. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Carole! Limoncello is hard not to love. Have a wonderful week too!

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  2. I love this - how refreshing! And of course you'll pop in again - that is, if you're not at Eataly! ;)

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    1. Oh God Laura, I can't go there again! LOL! My hubby is planning to go there next weekend and I had to say no. :-) This is really refreshing and simple. Thanks!

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  3. I like this 3-ingredient dessert! So simple, but I bet, so delicious!

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  4. I am not a fan of watermelon but I love your photos. We will be in Italy in a couple of weeks - Rome, Sorrento, Rimini and then day trips to other places. I am wondering what the weather will have in store for us - it's that time of year when it could be anything.

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    1. I'm not crazy about watermelons too but in this way, I can eat it. The rains already stopped and the weather is wonderful. Not too hot and not cold either. Like what you said, September is very unpredictable here. So excited for you! How long are you staying in Rome?

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    2. Just two days in Rome right at the beginning - 23rd and 24th Sept. I see on the internet that you are still having relatively high temperatures but that could change of course by the time we get there.

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  5. Beautiful! Your pic are truly stunning!

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  6. This is so simple and classy - I would have never though to pair the two together!

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    1. The blending was great too because the limoncello was not so overpowering.

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  7. Nice combination, I love it.
    Excellent pictures.

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  8. We have good limoncello and I wanted to make a good use of it. I wonder if I can still find watermelon. This sounds very easy to make and looks like a nice treat for guests we will be having this weekend. I'm going to check watermelon tomorrow!!

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    1. I hope you get to try it Nami. It's simple and good!

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