Thursday, 9 July 2009

Fruit Salad with Port Wine

Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 Round Melon (cut into two halves, flesh removed and cut into pieces)
  • 3 Fleshy Oranges (segments removed without skin, pip's or membranes)
  • 1 bunch of grapes seedless (cut in halves)
  • 1 banana (cut in slices)
  • 1 Red apple (cut in quarters and then slice with the skin)
  • 1 tin of pineapple (or half of fresh pineapple) (cubed)
  • 1 Ripe peach (cut into little pieces)
  • 1/2 fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 pineapple juice
  • juice of a whole lemon
  • 2 shots of Port wine
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • a couple of scrapes of nutmeg
  • 1 soup spoon full of denmerra sugar

The preparation is simple, just mix all the chopped up fruit in a ceramic bowl, the melon skins should be immediately refrigerated after the flesh is scooped out. Then mix into the fruit all the liquids and condiments. and leave these to mature and ferment for a minimum of two hours (I prefer leaving them overnight) in the fridge.

Then you present the salad in the chilled melon halves, or in small ramekins etc, you you'd like to indulge you can also place a spoon of clotted cream on each serving on top and a mint leave.


Donna-FFW said...

Love your fruit salad, Rico!! It looks so refreshing and so pretty in the melon bowl. The addition of port and pineapple juice must be fabulous. Wonderful.

Chef E said...

If that did not give me some energy to pop onto the bike to take a few laps I am not sure what would, it simply looks delish!

Good work my Portuguese friend!

Christelle said...

Hey that looks really fresh and tasty, are you having some sun in nottingham then? :)

Kim McDougal, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet said...

Hey Rico Suave!
I nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award, come to my site and see!!!


ARUNA said...

tht's an impressive presentation Rico!!!!

The Duo Dishes said...

Sounds great for summer. Great use of so many fruits.

giz said...

Lovely presentation in the hollowed out canteloupe.

Ricardo said...

Many thanks to my dearest friends here:

Thank you so much DonnaFFW, you know how much I value your opinion, cheers comment and visit :) xx

Yes Chef E, you'd definitely get tons of energy from all these fruits, and believe it or not but even the port in these small quantities is great for your health. pump it up ...cheers :) xxx

Yeah definitely some sun around Nottingham Christelle, but so far is hit and miss, as some days we have it others it rains lol... cheers for comment and visit :) xxx

Sure thing Kim, I will have a peep into your site lol, cheers for being such a good friend :) xxx

Thank you Aruna, very nice comment :) xxx

Thanks The Duo Dishes, exactly why I created this favourite of mine from childhood, is a great summer desert and very healthy too as well as refreshing :) xxx

Yes Giz, lovely cantaloupe melon, needs to be well ripe to work well, but any ripe melon will do. cheers :) xxx

Ana Powell said...

Lovely fruit salad & great photos.
Have a great weekend x

Nicisme said...

My mum used to make something similar to this - brings back fond memories!

Ricardo said...

Many thanks to my dearest friends here:

Ana Powell, thank you so much appreciated, both the comment and visit. :) kisses xxx

Nicisme, I am so happy to conjure such nice memories for you . appreciated :) kisses xxx

Sophie said...

I so love this porto fruit salad & a beautiful presentation too!


Ricardo said...

Sophie you are too kind my friend really are. kisses :) xxx

Tangled Noodle said...

I love this fresh fruit salad, especially with port wine! It's such a natural presentation.

Tangled Noodle said...

What a fresh and natural fruit salad! I love the use of port wine - this would be the perfect end to a summer meal!

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much tangled appreciated your comment and visit, you know I always love t when you come here. kisses :) xxx

Sophie said...

Dear Rico,

I just wrote a post about your 2 awards that you gave to me a while ago!! Come over & read it!!

Megan said...

I always have a little Port hanging around. This sounds so good. I'll be bookmarking this one for use real soon!

Ricardo said...

Cheers Sophie, I will definitely have a look. cheers :) kisses xxx

Tangled Noodle said...

I just wanted to let you know that I wrote a small paragraph about you in my most recent post to thank you for sharing your awards with me back in May! My gratitude is delayed but it is sincere!! 8-D

FoodTravelDiva said...

That's a really creative fruit salad, Rico. Where'd you go? Looking for another post soon. :)

Jimmy said...

Hey..Thanks for adding one new salad recipe in my food. I was really7 fade up eating the same old plain salad. Thank you very much.. :-)

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Ricardo said...

Thank you all:

Thanks Megan, must let us know how it turned out. luvd it kisses xxx

Tangled, I am always grateful of your friendship and I know you are sincere as I am the same ..thanks for the note and for being a friend...kisses xxx

FoodTravel, sorry about absence but you were right I went somewhere to Portugal on hols..I am back now though ..cheers for comments and visit kisses xxx

Hi Vincent, appreciated the comment, however I already am a member of Petitchef, but thanks again. :) xx


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