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A Fancy Watermelon Salad With Whipped-Cream Mayonnaise

Courses: Salads
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Ripe watermelon (medium)
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozPowdered sugar
1   Ginger ale
  Lettuce leaves
  Whipped Cream Mayonnaise
1/2 cup 118mlHeavy cream
1 tablespoon 15mlPowdered sugar
1/2 cup 118mlMayonnaise
2 tablespoons 30mlWatermelon juice - from the above
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlPaprika

Recipe Instructions

Using a teaspoon (or a melon-baller) scoop out the pulp from watermelon. Drain off juices and put pulp in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and cover with ginger ale. Refrigerate 30 minutes; then drain off the liquid, which may be served over ice as a beverage, reserving 2 tablespoons juice for the Whipped-Cream Mayonnaise. Arrange the drained pulp in large lettuce-leaf cups for individual servings, or in a large leaf-lined serving bowl for table service. Top with a generous dollop of Whipped-Cream Mayonnaise.

For the Whipped-Cream Mayonnaise: In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form; stir in sugar. In a medium bowl, blend mayonnaise with reserved watermelon juice, salt, and paprika. Fold in whipped cream.

THE COUNTRY MOTHERS COOKBOOK by Jane Watson Hopping (c) 1991 - Villard Books, a division of Random House, New York - 284 pages - $20.00 - As reprinted in the Jul/Aug, 1992 issue of Cookbook Digest


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