I went to Costco in February and was surprised to see watermelon in the produce department. I was happy when I saw the watermelon because watermelon is associated with warmer weather. It is February but we can start practicing and perfecting the watermelon foods and watermelon art decor for decoration.
Watermelon beverages are some of my favorite beverages. Cut the watermelon in cubes and then put into a blender with some water. Sometimes a little bit of fresh lime juice can be added for a ting. Yellow watermelons are my favorite however not always available and a red watermelon is just as good. The watermelon beverage can be extended to make watermelon Margaritas, watermelon martini, watermelon and vodka, watermelon and tequila. Don’t forget that you can make watermelon ice cubes ice cubes for your beverages.
Watermelon salsa is delicious on top of brisket, steak and a hamburger patty. Dice the watermelon in small cubes, cut some Serrano peppers, onions, cilantro, salt and a bit of fresh lime juice. The number of Serrano peppers used is a personal preference because of the hot level. Remember the Watermelon Salsa is going to be put over meat therefore the hot level will be decreased.
Watermelon cake and/or cupcakes. I use Duncan Hines vanilla or yellow cake mix and then add watermelon juice for the liquid. First, liquefy some watermelon in a blender then substitute the watermelon juice, adding a little bit of water might be necessary if your watermelon juice is too thick. Then read your cake box instructions and add the watermelon juice instead of water or milk to your cake mix. I like to make my own frosting and powdered sugar always has a recipe for frosting. To ensure a moist cake BEFORE you put frosting on the cake poke tiny holes with toothpicks on the cake and then with a clean spray bottle spay some watermelon liquid to keep the cake and/or cupcakes moist. When making the frosting typically calls for milk however you can still add the milk reduced amount and add some watermelon. Taste, taste and taste to make sure that you are going to like this before you serve to your guest.
Watermelon grilled slices is one of my favorite foods because you can grill the watermelon outside on a grill or grill the watermelon on a grill skillet inside. Plus when you grill the watermelon the sweetness is enhanced because grilling the watermelon enhances the flavor and sweetness of the watermelon. Put the triangle slices on a kebab stick then grill the watermelon. Make a cream cheese dipping sauce for the grilled watermelon. I use cream cheese if not softened then just mix with a blender, add some vodka, tequila, rum or gin, add some fresh lime juice and a small dot of salt then mix well and shazam you have a dipping sauce for your grilled watermelon.
Watermelon art can be easy and done quickly or sometimes can take patience. You can make a fruit basket out of watermelon. Cookie cutters are great for decorating food. You can also use the watermelon empty shell as a bowl for your salsa or other food items. Making watermelon art is a good bonding moment where memories of making watermelon art will be cherished.
In conclusion, watermelon is an awesome food with many different options. The colder weather is gone and watermelons here. Regardless what food item you make with your watermelon I can sincerely say that your watermelon will be a welcome treat and remembrance that Seasons Change !