Monday, February 18, 2008

Lime & Mint Melon

Ingredients (serves 4)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 large fresh mint sprigs
2 inch-piece fresh ginger, peeled, thinly sliced
2 tbs fresh lime juice
2 tbs finely shredded fresh mint, extra
about 1/4 honeydew melon, deseeded, peeled, thinly sliced
Thick natural yoghurt, to serve

Combine the water, sugar, mint sprigs and ginger in a medium saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and boil, without stirring, for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Remove and discard the ginger and mint sprigs.
Add the lime juice and extra mint to the syrup and stir to combine. Divide the melon among serving bowls. Drizzle with the syrup and serve with yoghurt, if desired.

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