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Old 05-23-2006, 06:52 PM   #1
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Frosted cantaloupe salad. rec:

This is so nice with just a simple grilled chicken or pork chop..It is cold and juicy and just right for hot weather..Put on a fancy legged stand and surrounded by more fruits it makes a pretty center piece til served.

8-oz. softened cream cheese
2-tab. milk
1-lg. cantaloure
6-c. mixed fresh fruit, ( bananas,apples,grapes,peaches,strawberries,) cut into bite sized pieces
3/4-c. toasted sweetened coconut. Mint leaves to garnish
Beat cream cheese with the milk til smooth and fluffy. Set aside. Remove the rind from the melon and cut a little from one end so melon will stay upright. Slice of about 2 inches from other end, remove seeds and will with one cup of bite sized fruit. Frost the outside with cheese mixture. Press toasted coconut lightly into the cheese frosting and refrigerate. When ready to serve, place melon on plate or platter and garnish with mint leaves. Cut melon at the table into 6 wedges and place on a plate with somr of the fruit from inside the melon. Top with remaining fruit and serve with sesame dressing.
Sesame Dressing:
2-tea. powdered sugar
1/2-tea. paprika
1/2-tea. dry mustard
salt to taste
1/2-c. currant jelly, melted
1/4-c. fresh lemon juice
1-c. walnut oil
1-tab. cider vinegar, I used rice vinegar
1-Tab. toasted sesame seeds
Combine sugar, paprika,mustard and salt. Stir in the jelly, lemon juice, and vinegar. Gradually beat in the oil. Add sesame seeds and stir well and refrigerate.
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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Oh, yummy! Cream cheese and fruit is one of my favourite combos.. I will have to try this one.

Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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Glad you like the recipe Grumblebee, it tastes so good when it's icy cold YUM
Hope you get a chance to make one.

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Old 05-24-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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So very pretty Kadesma, you post the nicest recipes which always make me hungry! I think I'll take your insperation for the salad but switch the dressing to just a simplier honey mustard one. Thank-you for the lovely inspiration
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:12 AM   #5
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So very pretty Kadesma, you post the nicest recipes which always make me hungry! I think I'll take your insperation for the salad but switch the dressing to just a simplier honey mustard one. Thank-you for the lovely inspiration
Thank you Piccolina
And I think I'll try your honey mustard idea next time I make it, it sound like a nice change.

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Old 05-25-2006, 02:09 AM   #6
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What a yummy sounding recipe. I too am going to have to try it out. I eat cantaloupe every day it is in season either plain or with just a grind or two of fresh ground pepper and this sounds like a nice change. By the way if you haven't tried cantaloupe with a little pepper either fresh ground or the coarse ground (not the fine stuff in a can), you MUST try it. Sounds weird but it is really very good. :) TY for the recipe.
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:49 AM   #7
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What a yummy sounding recipe. I too am going to have to try it out. I eat cantaloupe every day it is in season either plain or with just a grind or two of fresh ground pepper and this sounds like a nice change. By the way if you haven't tried cantaloupe with a little pepper either fresh ground or the coarse ground (not the fine stuff in a can), you MUST try it. Sounds weird but it is really very good. :) TY for the recipe.
It doesn't sound weird to me, cause I put pepper on as well, also a little salt. It seems to bring out the sweetness of the melon..I learned that from my dad

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I am actually a little excited to try some pepper with fruit. I salt my apples when I eat them so why not pepper.
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I am actually a little excited to try some pepper with fruit. I salt my apples when I eat them so why not pepper.
give it a try Kat, I don't put a heavy coating of pepper, just a lite dusting and I enjoy the taste of the two together. Hope you will too.

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Yep light is more than enough. I use to put salt on all my fruit when I was a kid because my mother told us a story about how she would go out in the woods of Tennessee and take her salt shaker with her. There were crab apple trees, green apples, other types of fruit and berries and she would sit, sprinkle salt and munch away. :) Only thing she hates now is thinking about all the extra wiggly protein she probably ate with the wild berries she picked. :)

I no longer salt my fruit, except when I decide to eat a lemon I love salt on that still.
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