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Shrimp Cocktail & Green Melon

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    Posted: 19 December 2012 at 03:41
Shrimp cocktail is a light, refreshing and wonderful starter especially during the holiday season. This recipe was given to me by a friend´s daughter, who lived and owned a restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Cóctel  de Langostinos con Melón /  Shrimp Cocktail with Green Melon ...
 
16 jumbo sized shrimp ( serve at room temperature after sauté process in Evoo )
varied lettuce leaves of dark green, light green and red
1/2 green melon
4 tblsps. home made mayonnaise
1 tblsp. tomato paste
1 tblsp. Brandy of choice
1 tsp. Dijon French Mustard
a couple of drops of Tabasco
2 tblsps. fresh squeezed lemon juice
 
1) wash the shrimp thoroughly and pat dry
2) sprinkle seasalt or kosher salt on the shrimp
3) wash all lettuces and drain thoroughly
4) season the lettuce varieties to taste and add herbs of choice
5) eliminate melon seeds
6) peel shrimp and sauté in Evoo for 1 1/2 to 2 mins. until coral red and drain
7) combine the mayonnaise, mustard, tomato paste, tabasco, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar if so desired and blend well
8) take a melon ball cutter and make little melon balls and pat dry
9) collocate the lettuce pieces in a Large Martini Glass Stemware and add the shrimp and melon
and adorn with a drizzle of the dressing ( place in sauce boat ) and place a few shrimp around rim of the stemware.
 
PRETTY AND COLORFUL,
ENJOY, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS,
Ciao.
MARGI CINTRANO.
 
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What is the green melon?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HistoricFoodie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2015 at 15:42
Those with green flesh, Drinks, such as Honeydew and Persian, as opposed to those with orange flesh, such as Canteloupe.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drinks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2015 at 20:42
HF, I do not know of a melon with green flesh ,I have grown a number of melons, none were green fleshed, the closest was honeydews and even then when ripe they are white with an orange cast.
Can you give me a specific variety name?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hoser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2015 at 01:39
I think the closest you might get would be Ogen melon, from Israel...they retain a pale green color even when ripe.
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We grow honeydew melons up here which have green flesh when ripe. I'm not sure of the specific variety, but I can send some seeds, if you'd like ~
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