13 May 2012
Party Melon Tray
This is a tray you'll feel good about putting on the table.
Makes 8 servings.
2 small honeydew melons
2 limes, sliced thin
1 medium-size cantaloupe
Avocado Chip Cream (recipe follows)
1. Make honeydew basket this way: Mark a guideline lengthwise around center of one of the melons with the tip of knife, then mark off an inch-wide strip across top for basket handle. Cut out sections between marks; remove seeds from "basket" and sections, then chill both until ready to arrange tray.
2. Cut 16 balls from watermelon with a small ice-cream scoop or tablespoon set; remove seeds. Cut about a dozen tiny balls from remaining watermelon with a melon-ball scoop or 1/4 teaspoon of a measuring-spoon set; chill all.
3. When ready to serve, thread tiny watermelon balls and lime slices on wooden picks; stick into handle of basket. Set basket in center of a large tray.
4. Halve remaining honeydew melon and cantaloupe'remove seeds; slice melon and saved honeydew sections into thin wedges. Arrange around basket on tray. Stack big watermelon balls in a pyramid in front. Spoon Avocado Chip Cream into basket.