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Old 08-14-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Cantaloupes must be doing really well this year, because all of those in the local farmers' market are HUGE! I bought one and now am feeling overwhelmed.

What is there to make with cantaloupe other than cutting it up in a fruit salad or cutting it in half and putting yogurt in the middle for a desert?
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I love cantaloupe.

I only do a few things:

Eat it plain and cut up.

Add it to cottage cheese.

Add some ham to it. Kind of like honeydew and prosciutto.


Maybe some cantaloupe ice or soup


If that doesn't work you can send some my way
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I love cantaloupe. YEP!

Add some ham to it. Kind of like honeydew and prosciutto. A plate with cubed cheese and ham to go with cubed melon, add some crackers and you have a meal. A favorite of mine.

If that doesn't work you can send some my way DITTO for me
Have you tried sprite melon yet, very similar to cantaloupe in taste, a little crisper maybe. They are just the right size for one or two people and I love them!

Sprite Melons Home
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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Have you tried sprite melon yet, very similar to cantaloupe in taste, a little crisper maybe. They are just the right size for one or two people and I love them!

Sprite Melons Home

Ooh...I just tried one a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a little more like a small honeydew but firmer Good stuff
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I grew cantaloupes out of a galvanized washtub in the backyard a few years back. Squirrels and possum wouldn't leave them alone. A good cantaloupe like a good peach is hard to beat. I slice them and add a little salt.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Cantaloupes must be doing really well this year, because all of those in the local farmers' market are HUGE! I bought one and now am feeling overwhelmed.

What is there to make with cantaloupe other than cutting it up in a fruit salad or cutting it in half and putting yogurt in the middle for a desert?
We got one a few weeks ago that was the size of a small seedless watermelon. I am not kidding. The problem is trying to eat it before they spoil. Yes, filling with yougurt or ice cream is yummy, having it for breakfast and in salads also is awesome. Even then, the last one ended up being tossed after about a week. We did get our money's worth though.

Nita
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Slices are great sprinkled with sugar, salt and chili powder, you can buy mixes in a shaker at most groceries
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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One cantaloupe is ripe and lush,
Another's green, another's mush,
I'd buy a lot more cantaloupe,
If I possessed a fluoroscope,

- Ogden Nash
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I bought H U G E cantaloupe last week. The cashier & I were talking about it's size. She weighed it out of curiosity. That big 'ole thing weighed a little over 15 pounds. I have NEVER seen one that big before. It was pretty good.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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There's a magazine out (Rachel Ray? Was in the lunchroom at work - can't remember!) that said to slice it, skewer it, coat one side with

1 part cayenne pepper
2 parts salt
16 parts sugar

(Well-oiled) Grill coated side down until you get grill marks
Sprinkle sugar mixture on top and flip.
Grill some more - it should caramelize.

Sounds like Herbrocks method posted above - if it ever cools down here, I may try it!
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