Casaba Melon with Mint Syrup

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Author : LarryC

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Date : 25/08/2009


4 cups Casaba Melon (balls or sliced) chilled
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mint
1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
1/4 cup orange juice
Orange zest


n a small sauce pan stir together the water, wine, sugar, orange zest, peppercorns and mint. Boil the mixture, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and simmer about 4-5 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve set over a bowl, pressing hard on the solids to extract all the flavors out, and chill until cold. Stir the orange juice into the syrup. In a serving bowl toss the melon balls with the syrup and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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