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“A delightful syrup for a fresh-tasting fruit dessert. Garnished with a slice or two of prosciutto or Bayonne ham, this dish makes a nice appetizer. (Eating Well, Summer 2002)”
READY IN:
1hr 45mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
6 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine lime zest and juice, water, sugar, ginger and serrano in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  4. Let cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes.
  5. Strain syrup into a large bowl. Use a spoon to press on solids to extract maximum flavor.
  6. Add melons and toss to coat.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Sprinkle with mint and granish with fig slices.

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