One of my goals in starting this blog was to motivate myself to try new things. Well, I was walking through the grocery store yesterday, in the produce section and noticed an odd looking fruit. It is called a Kiwano Melon. It was a bit pricey, just under $4.00 but a small price for adventure:-) So I picked one up, but carefully it was a bit sharp.
I brought this odd looking thing home and began to research. It was originally grown in Africa but today is grown in New Zealand and Calif. It also goes by the name Devil Fruit & Horned Melon. Most sites say the taste is mild, a mix of cucumber, banana, lime, & lemon flavors.
One online site said it is a great conversation starter. I placed it on the dinner table and waited for Joe to come home. He looked at it "what is that?". What do you think it is was my reply. "It looks like a creature from the sea" he said. Which it does.
The sea creature remained on the table while we had dinner. We cleaned up and then readied ourselves for the cutting of the Horned Melon.
Since some of you folks may want to try this melon. I found a site for a recipe for you.http://www.melissas.com/Products/Products/Kiwano-Horned-Melon.aspx I will not be making anything with this fruit. If anyone out there chooses to try one of these recipes let me know how it turns out.