Paludah (Fresh Melon and Peach Compote)

Recipe by Chocolatl
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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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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