Change ). Would it last longest on a shelf at room temperature, in the fridge, or freeze it? Interesting post! My family thought it was too hard to spread on toast, though, so this time, I’m grating the rind instead of chopping. I made this and it was great! I’m really impressed!! Really enjoyed the pictures with this too. Then measure half of that amount of sugar and … Leave the jam jars in a kitchen towel for half a day. You can also top desserts with it.
If you try this, with honey or sugar please let me know how it turns out.
hope it turns out the same way it did for u..;) love t colour:):). I usually keep it in the fridge. Get the latest recipes, news and special offers... German Foods North America, is an independent blogger, importer and retailer based in Washington, DC. This has a nice marmalade-esque flavor, and my family loves it!
I’m trying your recipe, and definitely did not realize how *much* watermelon it was to cut up! In fact, summer doesn’t officially start until I see those mini mountains of watermelons in the market with people trying to decipher the secret of those green balls. Please let me know how it turns out. So easy to make and it comes together without pectin!
And something I’d like to try some time. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. You are right we should post some video cameras near the watermelons in the markets and try to catch on tape people doing strange techniques to assess for watermelon ripeness. Man oh man! I love watching people buy watermelons, they drum on them , pat them, inspect them carefully, turning them this way and that,they go through watermelon after watermelon till they find the one!I could never speak watermelon, I have bought enough watermelons that turned out white, yes white not even pink lol so I am not here to offer you advice about buying watermelons. I think you will really love it if you give it a go, OMG.. it looks so beautiful.. sure gonna try this weekend..;):), gonna make it today..!! I’m with you, Sawsan, and really enjoy watching people shop for melons. It lasts up to a year, Thank you for this ,I ‘ve made it and wish to thank you .I’ve followed carefully your instructions and it came out great.
This recipe is most timeous – My son proudly presented me with one of our Kalahari desert “Makataan” melons last week in the hopes I would make the delicious jam his grandmother always made when they were small – Now I can confidently give it a go! Bottle in sterilized bottles while hot. I just left a comment on his blog post asking him to take the post down. Love the orange touch too. Cover in cold water and bring to a quick boil. I decide to start with the sweet. I have my rind cut up and soaking overnight.
This looks and sounds fantastic and I’ve never done anything with watermelon rinds but compost them.
Stir the mix occasionally for an hour over very low heat keeping the pot partially covered. Get the latest recipes, news and special offers in our monthly newsletter. Delicious! You should weigh the watermelon rind … According to my mum my love affair with watermelon started when I was one and though I don’t go diving into watermelon platters any more, I still try to express my love for watermelons in other ways like looking for new and innovative ways to enjoy it. For more jammy inspiration, check out Sawsan’s Watermelon rind jam, John’s Damson plum and cardamom jam, Laura’s Whisky, carrot and ginger marmalade, […], […] quite happily, I did find this amazing recipe for watermelon peel jam from Chef in Disguise. A good laugh indeed, I always wish I could be there when those overly confident experts open their watermelons at home. Thanks for the recipe! The lemon juice is there to prevent the crystallization of the sugar syrup once it cools down. All rights reserved. ( Log Out / I want to try that next. That’s genius.
I love the idea of adding ginger. I would love to try different combinations of spices, This is such a great way of using up that part of the watermelon we all usually discard. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I wish I had time to try them all.
Super cool way […]. Just make sure that the jars are clean and completely dry before filling them. Cook everything until the mixture has thicked. I did not know chickens loved chicken rind so much. Press Esc to cancel. My only changes to the recipe were to add the cinnamon and the orange peel to flavor it (The inspiration for that came from Rufus spirit guide strawberry jam recipe ).
Thank you, Sawsan! It turns out that the rind (white part of the watermelon peel) can be turned into a number of tasty treats both savory and sweet. You are most welcome Shelley.
Having tried drinks and granitas next in line is making watermelon jam (I know! I am really glad my post brought back childhood memories Ray , who knew you could do that with the rind! Oh I love these! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
The result was amazing, if you have ever had candied fruits or pumpking this will remind you of it in terms of texture with a mild and refreshing flavor. It sounds delicious and I’m curious, what do you serve it on, or with…beside bread or toast. Cut into 1cm/half inch cubes. I saw similar post somewhere a while ago but haven’t had watermelon so I forgot about it.
Cut rind into 1/3-inch strips. We would all have to help and those who could would silently disappear before the prep began. Your photographs of the finished product are beautiful! Sawsan, I usually send my watermelon rinds out the chickens as a treat, and they have a party cleaning them right up!
Can I jar it like other jams?
Add the sugar (you need to add half the amount of watermelon in sugar, the ratio is 2:1 watermelon rind to sugar) and stir till the sugar dissolves. Prick the peeled thick slices of skin thoroughly with a fork, cut into pieces about 3x3cm and soaked in lime water overnight this keeps it crisp. I know what you mean about it being great for the planet and budget , […] type of jam can be used for a Linzer Torte! I am hitting myself now because i throw my rind away after making my watermelon popsicles the other day! Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars. One can never have too much jam on a pantry shelf. Let jam cool completely then store in a sterilized jar. I’m sure it would be interesting with cheese or maybe on a sandwich…have you tried lots with it?
Add enough boiling water to submerge the rind cubes then leave it to cool down and store it in the fridge over night the next day drain the watermelon reserving 2 cups water and then add the watermelon, and water to a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. © 2002 – 2020 German Foods North America, LLC. It always brings a smile to my face. Chop the watermelon rind into even pieces of about 3-4 cm/ 1.2-1.6 inches. I would like to congratulate your ideas…, http://cookwithherman.blogspot.in/search?updated-max=2012-09-18T23:21:00-07:00&max-results=4&start=12&by-date=false – check this link he has copied ur pictures. I was also wondering, though, what would be the best, and longest way to store this? the next day drain the watermelon reserving 2 cups water and then add the watermelon, and water to a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. I am totally with you on the jam, you can never have too much. It is best eaten straight from the fridge. I think the chickens won’t mind if you try with one watermelon just don’t tell them you are using their beloved treat in the kitchen, Wow.. this is quite different to all the other jams we see… quite exotic if you ask me , It was different to make for sure but once you taste it, you will love this new and exotic addition to your regular jams.
It is a wonderful jam, or just to eat the chunks just like that from the jar. When cooled, put the rind mixture back into the pot. You can also top cakes with it. What a stunning jam my friend Never tried watermelon rind Jam before. Thank you for letting me know. What I do know very well is how to enjoy watermelons. ), rind pickles (don’t ask) and […].
I love your use of the orange zest! A sweet way to use up those watermelon rinds. I’ve returned watermelon to the store if it wasn’t up to par! Add lemon juice and mastic or cardamom 5 minutes before jam is done.
Watermelon Jam. Sounds a lot easier than what my mom used to make. Pour the rind mixture into a glass bowl and chill with cold water. This looks delicious. Those are such wonderful treat for children, can I add honey instead of sugar? What seasoning do you use? Pour the rind mixture into a glass bowl and chill with cold water. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. My grandma used make sweet treats like this using the watermelon rinds. I am really glad you like it John and if you do get a chance to try it I would love to hear what you think of it. Click to share on Print & PDF (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Daring cooks cook in parchment “en papillote”, Around the Web: Homemade Jam | SocialCafe Magazine, http://cookwithherman.blogspot.in/search?updated-max=2012-09-18T23:21:00-07:00&max-results=4&start=12&by-date=false, Watermelon Peel Jam, aka Candied Watermelon Rind (from Chef in Disguise) | The Lazy Vegan Cook, Watermelon strawberry pineapple frappe | Chef in disguise, Easy homemade edible gifts | Chef in disguise.
How beautiful this is, and intriguing, too. When I was away from home she would dry on a rack roll in icing sugar and send it like that. It makes a delicious addition to English Christmas Cake.
Reduce heat, and let simmer slowly until transparent, about 30 minutes. I had never heard of using the rinds for anything until I stumbled upon this. Ha-ha-ha! You always provide plenty of inspiration..thank you for that This jam looks so tasty and would love to try this out soon. Dry off and Drop into the boiling syrup cook till done.