Saturday, September 22, 2007
How do you like your cantaloupe?
I admit, I have some problems with bland tasting fruit, like cantaloupe or papaya and, unless they are served mixed with more assertive tasting fruit in a salad, I am inclined to.... add salt to them.
Thus my favorite summer desert is a fresh cantaloupe, cubed and lightly marinated in lemon juice (with or without a bit of rum or tequila) and fresh orange mint leaves ( I love orange mint, it is so fragrant, good also with Cuba Libre ) and sprinkled more or less generously (more if with tequila, less if with rum) with coarse Mediterranean sea salt. Help yourselves, please.
A culinary crime of the century, you say? Naah, just my everyday culinary transgression, perhaps. :-)