Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Jelly.

Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Jelly.

This post is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. All opinions are my own :).

Watermelons in the winter? It can be done.

Yes, the lovely red and green fruit you enjoy in the summer months that is refreshing, delicious and light.

Now the question is, how do you make an iconic summer fruit make sense in a December food blog post?

Well I have the answer; you bring it to the holiday table.

Red Watermelon – Perfect Holiday Fruit

Thanks to the advances of technology and transportation, there are many produce items we can enjoy year-round – like the watermelon. Creating a recipe that suited the holiday table was a bit challenging to say the least. All of the recipe ideas that originally popped in my head sounded like a summer recipe, just misplaced in a December post.

Another thing about watermelon which is great is that, although more expensive in the winter months, it’s still pretty good value for how much food is actually there. December is the month of spending, so saving a little on food always goes appreciated.

So an inspiration hit me from a post I did many years ago, about a savoury cream for profiteroles. Many years ago, I found this vendor making savoury jellies and they were absolutely delicious. Small, hand-crafted and creative, I fell in love with the flavour combinations!

So I thought, there must be a way to make a savoury jelly using pectin and use it as a condiment for the holidays.

Cranberry sauce, I’m coming after you.

Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Jelly

Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Jelly

Watermelon, Lime and Ginger Jelly

This. Sauce. Is. Bomb.

I do not ever praise anything lightly on this blog and you know I’m real wit y’all.

This jelly is zesty, refreshing and just sweet enough. It pairs perfectly with white meats such as chicken, pork (as pictured) or turkey. Goes great with a cracker and cheese for appetizers and if all else fails – put it on a damn toast. I also realized that if you put it in a mason jar, it makes for a nice gift too.

The possibilities are endless and I guarantee you, once you try it, you’ll love it.

This recipe yields 2L worth of Jelly. Keep one, gift the other.

Watermelon, lime ginger jelly.

Voila! Savoury Watermelon Jelly in a jar.

 

For other great recipes with watermelon, check out watermelon.org.

Recipe Special Equipment

  • 2, 1L Mason Jars
  • Food Processor
  • Grater

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 cups of pureed watermelon
  • 3 cups of cubed watermelon
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 2 ½ cups of sugar
  • 2 packet pectin (unsweetened)
  • 230g of ginger, finely grated

Recipe Instructions

  1. In a food processor or a blender, puree some watermelon to get at least 8 cups of puree. Place in a pot and boil under medium heat to reduce liquid by 50%. Add in the cubed melon and simmer for an additional 25 minutes.
  2. Mix the sugar and pectin together.
  3. Add the sugar and pectin mix to the puree along with the lime juice, grated ginger. Continue heating on high heat to a rolling boil for another 5 minutes until mixture begins to boil and thicken. Keep mixing during this period to prevent mixture from burning on the bottom.
  4. Jar the hot jelly in some pre-sterilized jars. Cool on a table in room-temperature for at least 2 hours.
  5. When cool, store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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Watermelon, Lime & Ginger Jelly Recipe
 
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This is a great savoury jelly recipe using Watermelon. This works very well on white meats or just served on a cracker.
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of pureed watermelon
  • 3 cups of cubed watermelon
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 2 ½ cups of sugar
  • 2 packet pectin (unsweetened)
  • 230g of ginger, finely grated
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or a blender, puree some watermelon to get at least 8 cups of water melon puree. Place in a pot and boil under medium heat to reduce liquid by 50%. Add in the cubed watermelon and simmer for an additional 25 minutes.
  2. Mix the sugar and pectin together.
  3. Add the sugar and pectin mix to the watermelon puree along with the lime juice, grated ginger. Continue heating on high heat to a rolling boil for another 5 minutes until mixture begins to boil and thicken. Keep mixing during this period to prevent mixture from burning on the bottom.
  4. Jar the hot jelly in some pre-sterilized jars. Cool on a table in room-temperature for at least 2 hours.
  5. When cool, store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Until we dine again,

– The Piquey Eater