Watermelon Whale

Ingredients for a group:

  • 1 large Watermelon
  • Assorted fruit such as melon balls, berries and red currants
  • Sprig of mint if desired

To outline the shape of the whale, place the watermelon on a flat surface. Stem-end toward you. the stem will be the nose. enlarging the template, make a pattern for the whale’s tail. with a wooden skewer, outline the opening for the shell, then draw around the pattern of the tail.

To relieve the pressure inside the watermelon, use a sharp knife to cut an X through the top of the watermelon.

To make the shell, cut along the outline for the opening. Cut away the unwanted shell in pieces. Scoop out the watermelon fruit, leaving the shell about 1 inch thick. reserve the watermelon fruit to add to the other fruit in the whale.

To complete de whale, outline the eyes and mouth with a wooden skewer. cut out the eyes completely. Cut the mouth only halfway through the shell so the juice from the fruit will not run out.  At this point, the whale may be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight. Before serving the whale, make several holes in the top of the head with a small skewer. Fill the whale with melon balls or pieces, berries, red currants or other fruits of the season. Garnish with mint, if you like and enjoy !

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