The sweet, tangy flavor of the watermelon rind makes any cook realize that what may normally be discarded can be turned into a culinary delight.

Watermelon Rind Preserves
Recipe type: Accompaniments
Serves: 1 batch
  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 Quart water
  • 1 Tablespoon lime
  • 1 Quart water
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 sliced lemon
  • 2 sticks ginger
  1. Pare green and pink from inch cubes of 1 melon. Use the pink flesh to make a watermelon salad, sorbets or just serve cold.
  2. Cubes of rind should have no pink or green skin.
  3. Soak overnight in 1 quart water and 1 Tablespoon lime juice. Rinse well. Boil cubes in clear water for 15 minutes. Drain.
  4. Boil 1 quart water, 2 Cups sugar, 1/2 sliced lemon, 2 sticks ginger, for 5 minutes. Add rind and cook until clear. Let stand overnight.
  5. Repeat, and seal in sterilized jars.

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