Sure, watermelon is typically a staple at barbecues but this fruit can be used for so much more! See some ideas below:
Selection & Storage
- Melons should be free of cracks, dark bruises, or soft spots.
- Select a melon that is fragrant as it is a clue to its ripeness.
- A ripe melon will be firm. A slight softness is a good sign, but it should not be spongy. Thumping and shaking is not an accurate indicator.
- Look for a clean, smooth break at the stem.
- Melons are very perishable, bruise easily, and spoil at room temperature. Melons should be stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Ripe melons are very fragrant, and the aroma of a cut melon can penetrate and effect other foods.