Paludah (Fresh Melon and Peach Compote)

Paludah (Fresh Melon and Peach Compote) created by COOKGIRl

Adapted from Time/Life Foods of the World. Posted for ZWT6.

Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
Serves:
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ingredients

  • 1 medium persian melon (or 2 small cantaloupes)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium peaches, ripe but still firm, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • ice (optional)

directions

  • Cut melon in half and remove seeds and stringy pulp.
  • Using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out as many melon balls as possible.
  • Put melon balls in deep bowl.
  • Pour any juice from shells over melon balls, and discard shells.
  • Toss with salt.
  • Add peaches, sugar, lemon juice and rose water.
  • Toss gently to combine.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until thoroughly chilled.
  • Serve in individual dishes.
  • Top with crushed or shaved ice if desired.
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  1. Sydney Mike
    I did use the Persian melon & the peaches in the first go-round with this great keeper of a recipe, & had a wonderfully refreshing fruit salad! Now I look forward to combining other fruits using your recipe, during the warm summer months ahead! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
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  2. The_Swedish_Chef
    I saw Chocolatl post this in a thread at Kitten's site and knew I had to make it the next day. OMG ,what a refreshing and delightful salad or dessert or whatever you choose to call it! I had fortunately been to the store the day before so I had both melons and nectarines, plus some wee champagne grapes for decorations/eating. Since I read the reviews and everyone felt guilt-free in adapting this recipe, so did I! I switched the sugar for an equal amount of Tupelo Honey and switched out the lemon for a lime. The combination of the lime/honey/rosewater was like something the Greek Gods would have served at Mount Olympus!!! We had a very thick and heavy stew for lunch; this dessert was the perfect compliment to a meal that's on the heavy/spicy side. Thanks, Choco, for recommending this recipe! It's a keeper, for sure!
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  3. The_Swedish_Chef
    I saw Chocolatl post this in a thread at Kitten's site and knew I had to make it the next day. OMG ,what a refreshing and delightful salad or dessert or whatever you choose to call it! I had fortunately been to the store the day before so I had both melons and nectarines, plus some wee champagne grapes for decorations/eating. Since I read the reviews and everyone felt guilt-free in adapting this recipe, so did I! I switched the sugar for an equal amount of Tupelo Honey and switched out the lemon for a lime. The combination of the lime/honey/rosewater was like something the Greek Gods would have served at Mount Olympus!!! We had a very thick and heavy stew for lunch; this dessert was the perfect compliment to a meal that's on the heavy/spicy side. Thanks, Choco, for recommending this recipe! It's a keeper, for sure!
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  4. COOKGIRl
    Salads, especially summer fruit salads don't have to be complicated to taste good. I added strawberries, cantaloupe and 'juan canary' melon for persian. Used up my last peach this morning unfortunately. Next time for sure! Lovely! Reviewed for ZWT Family Picks.
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  5. COOKGIRl
    Paludah (Fresh Melon and Peach Compote) Created by COOKGIRl
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