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Melon with Port Wine

2 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

It was the popes in the 18th Century who enjoyed sipping port from a cantaloupe. This melon, grown in one of their domains in Cantalupo, Central Italy, was named after the town.

Preparation : 5 min
120 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

1 Charentais melon 600 g
3 tbsp Port wine 45 mL
sugar to taste [optional]

Before you start

Charentais melons are best suited for this dish, because of their sweet, juicy flesh and their relatively small size. If they are not available, they may be replaced by cantaloupe. If using a larger melon, it may be diced, mixed with Port wine, then served into cups.

Method

  1. Wash the melon in warm, soapy water so that any dirt on the rind does not get onto the flesh when cutting. Cut each melon in half crosswise, then remove all the seeds.
  2. Using a spoon, make a few decorative pinwheel cuts around the centre to make it look like a flower. Place each melon half either in a bowl or onto an individual serving plate (to avoid tipping, cut off a small slice from the rounded skin side). Portion out the Port wine into the open space in the centre of each melon half. Sugar may be added for extra sweetness.
  3. Serve at room temperature.

Remarks

This dish may be served either as a starter or as a dessert.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (280g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

120

Fat

0 g

1 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

40 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

23 g

8 %

Fibre

2 g

7 %

Sugars

20 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

87 %

Vitamin C

156 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

4 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 3 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low  :
Sodium
Source of  :
Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Folacin
Excellent source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 1 ½
Other Foods 0

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2 Reviews (1 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
CharlieTrotter
july 22, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is outstanding, now that the Charentais melons are in season.

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CharlieTrotter
july 22, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is outstanding, now that the Charentais melons are in season.

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