Recipe Review

Sweet, Savory & Surprising: Watermelon Prosciutto

published Jun 7, 2011
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All you need is a food dehydrator and a sharp knife to turn a simple piece of watermelon into a sweet and salty slice of watermelon “prosciutto.” So intriguing! Aki and Alex from Ideas in Food explain how.

Alex removed the skin from the watermelon, sliced it very thinly, and brushed on some fish sauce before dehydrating it. Aki says the resulting slices have a texture similar to prosciutto; they “became chewy and pliable instead of crisp and seemed to melt on the tongue, breaking apart as I chewed and leaving a lingering sweet-savory flavor behind.”

Wow! We imagine these slices would be wonderful in salads, or as a simple-yet-surprising appetizer. Take a look at Ideas in Food for even more fun, inspiring photos and recipes, like seaweed sauerkraut and BBQ potato chip gnocchi.

Check it out: Watermelon Prosciutto

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