As summer comes to an end melons are everywhere. The price is reasonable and the flavor is excellent. The issue that most people have with cutting a melon is that it can be a little messy. You usually end up with seeds, juice and rind all over your counter. Here is a simple technique that will make it easier for you to cut and eat more melon. I have found that the simplest, cleanest and quickest way to deal with melons is to scoop the flesh into large balls. All you need is an ice cream scooper.
Cut melon in half.
Grab your ice cream scooper.
Remove and discard the seeds.
Scoop melon into large pieces.
Scooping works with any kind of melon.
Mix a few together.
Place melon into a covered container and toss into the fridge.
I was once hired by a large bean canning company to create a bunch of new bean flavors to sell in cans. I came up with fun flavors like pineapple-chipotle black beans and bratwurst-dijon baked beans. The most interesting thing that I learned from them was that their research showed more Americans would eat beans if they did not have to spend the time and energy opening up the can! I think about this fact as I create my recipes and am always trying to find simple solutions to make life easier, such as this melon idea.
Finally, I you ever order a fruit plate of fruit cup at a restaurant you may notice the faint flavor of onion or garlic on the fruit. This is a result of cooks cutting onion and garlic and then cutting fruit all on the same cutting board. They most likely washed and sanitized the board between tasks, but the oil and juice from the onion and garlic stays on the board.