Enable me start out by saying that le melon (pronounced meh-lon) is related to cantaloupe. In France this fruit is smaller sized, more compact and concentrated variation of cantaloupe. It juicy, sweet and really refreshing through the incredibly hot, humid, major heated days of French summer season.
Melon is uncomplicated to provide: slice open up, take out seeds, serve. But you can do extra than serve it au naturel. When sweet and juicy, it can be accompanied with possibly sweet or savory additions. Below are a handful of most typical methods to provide it in France. Head you the French serve this fruit as a first training course, not as an accompaniment to the major program like at times viewed on the American dinner table.
Also, you do not really see melon for breakfast (once more very American). From time to time you discover some sliced up in a fruit salad for dessert, but actually, I wouldn’t say that you would find a lot of it in the fruit salad (likely that leftover slice or two that no 1 could manage at lunchtime. If you believe that that even doable!)
Serving in an alcoholic beverages like Porto Wine, any sweet cooked wine is a typical variant on this very first class French dish. Although pink port is most prevalent, I’ve also tried using it with Pineau or cook white wine. Test as effectively with a sweet, white wine like Sauternes or Montbazillac if you can come across any on hand.
Weighty, solid crimson wine is a new twist for serving this fruit with an alcoholic beverages. I sampled this edition just not too long ago with our English mates. A pretty, lighter model than with port. I advise a sturdy and heady pink like a Cabernet sauvignon.
One more serving solution is to provide it with ham. Specifically prosciutto, or thinly sliced European ham. Wrap all-around melon slice, skewer with toothpick and serve at dinner functions.
A final serving recommendation is with griotte cherries: cherries in kirsch or brandy. Pleasant combo.
Considering that cantaloupe is larger sized than melon, I have diced up my melon squares, tossed with liquor of option and served in a huge salad bowl.
Of program melon can be served other methods. This is just a setting up level. To finish, I need to say that every person likes melon. No, I have not run a entire world-large survey but I have been serving it for yrs I’ve been taking in it at supper events for yrs and hardly ever at the time have I heard anyone (any age) say, “Oh du melon.. bruek!” (Oh Gosh, melon…Yuck!)
No, the typical response is, ‘Yippy!’ (from little ones) and grown ups, “Ah, I have been craving that! It’s so gentle a refreshing”.
Note, that melon is light-weight in consistency and calories, carbs and calories. It is really a excellent foodstuff to take in that will make you smile without having weighing you down.