We had an new years party and should bring something with us to eat. I wanted to make something different, but had to little inspiration. So I planned to make a wrap. Knowing I probably wouldn't be the only one, but you have to make something. At that moment the author of the sis.boom. (blog!) made her top 10 of recipes who did get the least attention on her blog. She thought they deserved some more. And that's were I found this recipe. Frozen Mojito-Melon skewers. Perfect, unique and really tasteful. And at the right moment. What else can I wish for.
As it seems for melons. Normally there are plenty of melons at the grocery stores. And now? Not one.
After three stores I got only two of them, but that was enough for me (I'm sorry Marc, I know you like melons but you're to young for this ones!).
This recipe is an adaptation from the book "on a stick" from Matt Armendariz. Sis.bloom. thought it was the perfect skewer to bring to a BBQ.
I know that it's also a perfect skewer to bring to a new years eve party. I didn't freeze the mojito-skewers as was written in the recipe of sis.bloom, because it's already freezing outside (ahum), but it is cold.
My husband thought it was a pity to throw away the marinade afterwards. I offered him to drink it, but he refused, so eventually after two batches of melon, I threw the marinade away.
For the (very easy recipe) you need:
- juice from 6 limes;
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest;
- 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar;
- 8 sprigs of mint;
- 1 1/2 cups white rum;
- 2 melons;
Arrange the wedges of one melon in an baking dish. Make the mojito mix: Place all ingredients plus 1 cup water in a blender and pulse until the mint is finely chopped. Pour the mixture over melon wedges and refrigerate 1 hour.
Pierce each melon wedge with a pop stick, and arrange in a bowl.