If you are looking to gather your friends round to enjoy the glorious weather that we’re having, why not impress them with a fabulous summer dish. This brilliant poached melon recipe is pretty easy to follow and is very refreshing – follow our step-by-step recipe below.
Poached Melon, Mint, Nuts, Passion Fruit and Sorbet
- 1 watermelon
- 1 honeydew melon
- 1 cantaloupe melon
- 2 passion fruits
- 500g passion fruit puree
- 250g sugar
- 500ml water
- 4 leaves of mint
- 5oz icing sugar
- 4oz plain flour
- 3 egg whites
- 4oz melted butter
- 50g mixed chopped nuts
Place sugar and water in a pan and heat up to 100*c, take off heat. Using a melon baller, add the melons and poach for 2 minutes, cool down and put to the side.
To make the passion fruit sorbet, add 500ml of passion fruit puree to a container and 500ml of poaching liquid, stir and then freeze.
To make the Tuile biscuit, add 5oz icing sugar, 4oz plain flour, 3 egg whites and 4oz of melted butter, mix and place into fridge for 3 hours.
Put 4 tsp of the mixture spaced apart onto non-stick paper, spread it a little, using the back of the spoon sprinkle the chopped nuts on and bake for 9-10 minutes, take off with a palette knife to cool, cook the rest in batches, and cool.
Serve with a garnish of fresh mint.