Thursday, August 29, 2013

Watermelon Shark

Roar!  Do sharks roar?  Maybe... grr!?!

Whatever, just make a watermelon shark and enjoy the noises of nom noming through the fruit.

Yield: 12 servings


Ingredients


  • 1 large watermelon
  • 1 bag seedless red grapes

Directions


  1. Cut one of the ends off of the watermelon so that it sits upright with a slight angle leaning forward.  This is one of the most critical cuts to get right.
  2. Cut a wedge out for the jaw.  Keep the wedge.  Remember that you'll be cutting back a little further for the teeth, so leave yourself a little room.
  3. Cut out the watermelon from the inside through the mouth.  Go all the way to the rind on the sides, but don't go through the bottom.  Keep the chunks of watermelon.
  4. Cut triangular teeth into the rind around the mouth using a paring knife.  Then use the paring knife to cut a bit of the white rind off of each tooth so that they look white.
  5. Take the rind from the wedge you removed for the teeth and cut it into a triangle.  Use a couple toothpicks to stick it into the back of the shark as the fin.
  6. Use two grapes as the eyes and hold in place with toothpicks.
  7. Take all of the watermelon you've removed and cube it.  Mix in the red grapes.  Fill up the watermelon.
  8. Place on a serving platter.  Some juice will continue to leak out the bottom, so make sure you've got a hand towel underneath to soak up any fluid.

Adapted from What About Watermelon.





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