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Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup
- Makes: 12 servings
2 hrs to 24 hrs
A chile pepper adds a little heat to the sweet citrus syrup that tops the cool watermelon in this appetizer. You also could make this a side dish for any grilled entree.
finely shredded lime peel
fresh serrano chile pepper, halved lengthwise
1-inch pieces assorted (red, orange, and yellow) watermelons
Lime twists/curls (optional)
In a small saucepan, combine lime peel, lime juice, honey, chile pepper, and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, strain syrup; discard chile pepper and seeds and stick cinnamon. Arrange watermelon pieces in champagne flutes or wine glasses. Drizzle syrup over melon. If you like, garnish with lime twists/curls. Makes 12 servings.
(Watermelon Slices with Lime-Honey Syrup)
Servings Per Recipe 12, iron (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 1, vit. C (mg) 17, sodium (mg) 4, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 94, calcium (mg) 10, carb. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 534, pro. (g) 1