In the Kitchen w/ Duo: Watermelon, Lime & Basil

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September 12, 2012

Today we’re continuing our food series with Duo Events and this time they’re putting a spin on a classic summertime treat, watermelon. For this recipe you will need:

-1 Small Watermelon

-6-8 Black Finger Limes (Caviar Limes) – available at specialty groceries and area farmers markets

-1 Bunch Thai Basil (can substitute lemon basil, opal basil or Italian basil)

-2 Tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil

-1 Tablespoons, Flaked Sea Salt (we use Maldon Sea Salt)

To begin, Start by removing the watermelon rind and reserve for another use (makes great pickles!):

  1. Cut the watermelon into 3/4 inch thick slices.
  2. Cut slices into bite sized portions (a small pastry cutter works great for this)
  3. Roll each finger lime under the palm of your hand on a cutting board to loosen the “beads”.
  4. Slice the limes in half and squeeze into a bowl.
  5. Drizzle limes with olive oil and spoon 1 tsp onto each watermelon segment.
  6. Top with a basil leaf and 2-3 flakes of sea salt

Enjoy as an hors d’oeuvre on a hot afternoon or serve as a first course for a summer dinner. To see more ideas from Duo, check them out right here.

*Duo & Michael and Anna Costa are sponsors of Santa Barbara Chic

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OMG This is seriously one of my favorite Duo treats! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!! MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm

Watermelon + Lime + Basil, my mouth is watering #foodie http://t.co/VAcJP4J7

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