Canary Melon Sorbet

I went to the Farmers Market today and met a sweet couple who grow all sorts of Tropical and Asian fruits as well as the typical California fruit trees. They introduced me to Goji Fruit, which is a small, round, red fruit that is sweet and has a crispy texture. Very interesting. They also had beautiful mangos and melons. I sampled a melon called Canary Fruit. It has a bright yellow skin with an interior of white flesh! It was also sweet and crispy. They told me the best time to eat it is when it is crisp like an apple. So I walked away from their stall today educated in new fruit varieties and placed on a mailing list for tropical fruit tree's.

My friend Celine from Celines Cuisine posted a wonderful recipe for Strawberry Sherbet on her blog. I decided to use her recipe substituting the strawberries with the canary fruit. The color and texture so surprised me, it was so light and white, fresh and delicious. Celines equivalencies were right on! Check out her recipe and also her wonderful post on her trip to San Francisco and her review of the famous Chez Panisse Cafe.

Canary Melon Sorbet
4 cups Fresh Cubed Canary Melon
¾ cup water
¾ sugar
few drops of lemon juice
Mint leaves optional

Cut in half and seed the Canary fruit. Cube in small enough pieces to process. Puree them with water and sugar. Taste and adjust the flavor with a few drops of lemon. Freeze according to instructions for your ice cream maker. When finished, pack down in container for at least an hour. Scoop into bowls and serve.

For Minted Canary Sorbet, boil water, make a tisane by dropping 5-7 mint leaves in a quart of the hot water. Let steep for 24 hours in the refrigerator. When it is time to make sorbet, follow instructions above utilizing 3/4 cups of mint tisane.

Ciao and Buon Appetito!


Tom Aarons said...

Wow. This looks really original and tasty. Thanks!

Vera said...

Laurie, the sorbet looks so refreshing! I've never seen canary melon; sounds lovely :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Laurie, What a beautiful photo! Very pleasing to the eye! One look and you know it's good!!

glamah16 said...

Now thats a sorbet!

Lori Lynn said...

Canary Melon Sorbet looks so pretty but even the name sounds great. Darling presentation too.

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celine said...

I love your presentation... very beautiful and professional!
Thank you for using my link and name's blog. I have been doing a lot of ice cream and sherbet recently exactly what we are craving ins this heat-humidity season in So-Cal. I am wondering if one day we will bump unto ecah other at the Temecula Farmer's Market I even had yesterday some fresh sugar cane!