Balling a melon

Balling a melon – all you need to know

Balling a melon is quick and easy to do and is a great way of preparing melon for different dishes.  Melon makes a refreshing accompaniment to many meals.  There are many different varieties of melon available to choose from.

 

Balling a melon – method

  1. Cut the melon in half and use a spoon to remove all the seeds.
  2. Using a melon baller, carefully cut the fleshy part of the melon into neat balls and tap then into a clean bowl.
  3. Cover the melon balls with cling film and store in the fridge until required.

Melon – did you know?

Here are some interesting facts and figures about melons (Wikipedia):

  • Melons originated in Africa[5] and southwest Asia,[6] but they gradually began to appear in Europe toward the end of the Roman Empire
  • Melons were among the earliest plants to be domesticated in both the Old and New Worlds
  • Melons are a nutritious food. The seeds of cantaloupe were used in China to moderate fevers and the digestive system

Balling a melon – recipes

Now you have found out all there is to about balling a melon, why not try these recipes that use melon?

Balling a melon - use in this recipe for Melon and Parma Ham

Melon and Parma ham

Balling a melon - use with this recipe for stock syrup

Stock syrup for melon