Simple, savory, summer fruit tips from Mexico

Simple, savory, summer fruit tips from Mexico

In Hawaii, Maralyn and I enjoyed the tang of local salt on plums and pineapples.

This year’s Mexican taste treat was adding hand crafted sea salt and fresh limes to our mangos, as well as rimming our margaritas.

Our family discovered two savory sprinkles  to top sweet juicy watermelon at a weekend pot luck from a chef and a caterer.

Matthew preparing the cold, ripe, fragrant, watermelon with sea salt sprinkles for water ski tournament guests.

Matthew preparing the cold, ripe, fragrant, watermelon with sea salt sprinkles for water ski tournament guests.

The first is a 5 ingredient mix is from Courtney Burns of Bar Tartino in San Francisco, compliments of the Tasting Table.

Ingredients:

I ripe watermelon, honey dew, or any melon
1 tbs sumac
1 tsp flaky salt
1 tsp dried mint
1/2 tsp dried anise hyssop
(Yield: two tablespoons)

Method:

Cut watermelon in round or finger slices.
In a small bowl, combine herbs and spices.
Lightly toss on top of melon.

California Caterer Charlene’s savory tip–Sprinkle kosher or sea salt on sweet watermelon. The addition of one simple ingredient is amazing. (I use hand-crafted Mexican sea salt).
Watermellon

Mexican sea salt

I bring several shakers back for culinary friends from the west coast of the Baja Peninsula. It costs a few pennies to enjoy tangy, hand crafted sea salt that is not mined, but harvested by evaporation.

Mexican Sea Salt

Mexican Sea Salt

 

Brenda 2016Brenda C. Hill
International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association

Society of Professional Journalists

California Writers Club
Books By Hills Success With Writing Where And What in the World

Brenda Hill is an Events Blogger with Amigos de La Cruz for the Vallarta Tribune. The weekly covers entertainment, art, culture, and news for Riviera Nayarit,
Puerto Vallarta.

If you would like to submit a guest post on food, wine or travel to Where and What in the World, we would be happy to feature your travel experience , drink, special wine tasting, or family or simply delicious recipe. If you go to submission tab, you will see how to submit, as well as have the opportunity of telling us if you would like to would like to be a regular contributor. When uploading a file for submission, you are also able to upload jpgs. Please feel free to put a last paragraph about you and a link to your profile. You can also include a head shot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.