I love the spicy syrup that goes over these sweet fruits. The measurements were a little hard you may want to scale down the watermelon and just do it by eye.
- To make the syrup put sugar, water and spices in a pan bring to boil stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer 2 minutes, remove from heat then add juices leave to cook while preparing the fruit.
- Peel and remove seeds form melons and put into neat slices. Cut guava in half and remove seeds then slice. Slice nectarine and strawberries.
- Arrange on plate and strain the syrup and spoon over fruit. Sprinkle with coconut and serve with strained yogurt if desired.
I served this with an asian style meal of fish, beans and asparagus and it was very refreshing indeed. DO sit the cinnamon stick, cloves ( I used 3) and the cardamom in the syrup for as long as you can manage, their flavours add a wonderful mellow dimention to this recipe and as a result this isn't too sweet as fruit in a syrup alone could have been. Please see my Rating System: a very refreshing 4 stars for a delightful summer fruit salad that our guest and I polished off between us... Made for Zaar World Tour 2008. Thank!