watermelon relish
 
2 cup  watermelon rind, dark-green skin removed and white part cut in
1/3-   inch dice salt
1 cup  sugar
2 Tbsp  lemon zest, finely grated
2 Tbsp  lemon juice
1 pinch  each cinnamon and cloves
2 cup  watermelon meat, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch dice
 
good with fried chicken or spicy foods 
mix rind with 2 1/2 cups water and 2 tablespoons salt. let stand 
covered at room temperature overnight. drain and rinse well. 
in medium saucepan, combine sugar with 3/4 cup water, 2 teaspoons salt, 
the lemon zest and juice, cinnamon and cloves. bring to a boil over 
medium heat, add the rind and cook gently for about 40 minutes or until 
the rind is translucent and tender (do not boil hard as mixture could 
caramelize). when done, remove from heat and cool, then mix in the 
melon meat. makes 3/4 quart. 
 
the watermelon relish will keep refrigerated for 4 days. 
 
source: <http://watermelon.org/index.asp?a=dsp&htype=recipes&pid=90> 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(ID: 73816) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Jul 12, 2005


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