"The secret of a great melon recipe is to get a ripe, sweet, juicy fruit, and that is not always easy. The stem end of the fruit should be fragrant and the other end a bit soft when pressed. Cavaillon and Charantais melons, two of my favorite varieties, are sometimes available at my market. Use whatever type your market offers, provided the melon is ripe." --Jacques Pépin
Recipe: Melon and Blueberry Medley
- 1 ripe melon, such as Cavaillon, Charantais, or cantaloupe (2 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 fresh sage sprigs
Recipe from Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin. Copyright © 2015 by Jacques Pépin. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.