I’ve moved my food postings to a new location: Chew Your Own Adventure.
After trying this amazing Peach and Basil Salad a few weeks ago, I’ve been enamored with this fruit-plus-basil salad concept. To me, it’s the perfect summer salad: served cold with sweet and tangy flavors.
This time though I was looking for more of a side-dish than a salad, and this episode of Good Eats wherein Alton Brown does some great stuff with melons came to mind… particularly the part where he grills a musk melon in a wok.
Combine that with some bacon (or Prosciutto if you want to get fancy) and you got yourself a killer summer side-dish.
Musk Melon, it’s your time to shine!
- 1/2 Musk Melon
- 2 slices of cooked and chopped bacon
- 5 leaves fresh basil
- 1 handful of dried cranberries
- 1 oz goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- pinch of salt to taste
Cut the musk melon into half-inch cubes, and coarsely chop the basil leaves. Combine all the ingredients together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
This really has it all: tangy, fruity, savory, herby, and cheesy flavors all mix for a great side that compliments chicken (as I did below), fish or anything really. Enjoy!