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Cantaloupe with Tequila Lime Syrup

Updated February 23, 2016
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Serves6

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturefruity, herby, juicy, light, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, fruit

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 ripe cantaloupes, chilled
  • Fresh mint

Instructions

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the limes in long strips. Cut the zest into fine, needle-thin julienne, reserve.

Section the limes and remove the pith and membrane, reserve 4.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Fold in the lime zest julienne and let steep for 2 minutes. Remove the zest with a slotted spoon to a sheet of waxed paper. Add the tequila to the syrup.

Halve and seed the melons. Cut into long 1-inch-wide-strips. Remove the melon rind with a sharp paring knife.

Arrange the melon slices attractively on a platter or serving dish. Sprinkle the lime sections and the lime julienne over the melon. Pour the syrup over the fruits and serve with the mint.

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