Monday, July 20, 2009

Melon Mondays II

Monday, monday... :) In case you missed the first post, I'm taking the next few Mondays to showcase the recipes I made for a melon-themed dinner I shared with some friends recently. I have another starter/first course-type dish tonight, Iced Cantaloupe Soup w/Jalapeno & Basil. This recipe comes from The Splended Table's How to Eat Supper, and can be found on Serious Eats here.


The jalapenos (or in my case some random red chili) and basil were key components to the soup, so don't leave those out! It was absolutely gorgeous, but I must say I think this was my least favorite recipe of the night. It was ok, but only in small amounts--maybe it was too sweet? I might have been the only one who felt this way, as everyone else slurped it down ;)

32 comments:

Jess said...

Haha a "melon-themed" dinner...love it!

Tyler said...

That soup is gorgeous....I actually thought it was a really cool cocktail at first ;). Can't wait to see your other melon dishes!

Krista said...

I don't think anything that pretty could taste bad!!!

Elina said...

I think we are always overcritical of our creations. I love the presentation!

Erica said...

hmmm sweet and savory together! Looks beautiful :)

Maria Rose said...

I love the melon theme. Believe it or not I was just thinking that I need some melon recipes. Glad I found you.

Elra said...

Beautiful, healthy and delicious! I can't complaint!

Joanne said...

Whoa, the jalapenos sound crazy in here but I bet they tasted great with the sweetness of the melon! I would go with what the masses thought...sometimes we're just too critical of our own work.

traveleatlove said...

Looks like the perfect recipe for tonight's hot weather!

Anna said...

What a neat idea- melon theme!

Ricki said...

Looking at the recipe, I can see why it might be sweet, but I'm sure I wouldn't mind! It's gorgeous. What a great dinner!

Adam said...

Ah, yes the mighty cantaloupe :) I love the color and garnish, and I think the peppers would be great.

Down at work some of us ate watermelon with chili powder on top, this kinda reminds of that. Very sweet, but that kick is nice :)

Glad you liked the blueberry pierogi, it means a lot coming from another Pole :)

Melody said...

It's always fun to try new things. Love the idea of a themed dinner!

Maria said...

So colorful and great presentation!

biz319 said...

You kind of had me at jalapeno, but the overly sweet of the canteloupe could be a bit much??

Looks delicious though!

Danielle said...

I hear you about the sweetness. I'm actually not such a melon fan to begin with... but at least it looks pretty! Maybe I'm crazy but I think some onion and more spice would fix it :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the melon soup!!

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

I love cantaloupe soup!

Pam said...

I am loving this recipe. What a great idea to have a melon themed dinner.

Juliana said...

What an interesting mix of flavors...melon and japalenos! Nice picture.

Sagan said...

What an interesting idea for a recipe! So funny that you had a melon-themed dinner.

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds sweet, spicy and delicious!

Eve said...

I love it - very different!

Kelly said...

What other tri are you planning to do this year? I don't think I am going to do another this year, but I could probably be convinced haha.

Annie said...

I thought it was a cocktail at first too! It is beautiful!

burpandslurp said...

oh that looks like such a great dessert to end a hot day! Love it! And did you know the Splendid Table has their own podcast? I listen to it every week!

Rebecca said...

I would call this less a soup and more a delicious canteloupe slushie! I thought it was great, if a little sweet, but offset excellently by the basil and hot pepper for kick. Always happy to be your guinea pig! :-)

Diana said...

OOH sounds so interesting! I would be all over that.

Chef Fresco said...

Thanks for stopping by our site! Love your blog, lots of great recipes!

Emily said...

That soup looks absolutely delicious. I really need to try it on a super hot day!

Bec said...

that soup sounds and looks amazing!

Kerstin said...

What a pretty soup and so perfect for summer! Can't wait to see the rest of your melon recipes!

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