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Salt on Watermelon

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noodle0117

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Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:31:15 am »

Today my dad (who used to live in taiwan) told me about how his favorite childhood snack was watermelon with a dash of salt. I of course was rather hesitant about believing this, but he said the salt brings out the sweetness in the watermelon.
Has anyone else ever tried or heard about salted watermelon?
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 07:32:48 am »

I've had plenty of melon with cured ham. It does indeed work well in combination.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 07:35:21 am »

Watermelon and ham, yes, it is a rather popular snack on a summers day! Never with just salt though...

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 07:36:08 am »

I can't say I've ever salted mine, but I wouldn't be adverse to trying it the next time I have watermelon.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 07:40:31 am »

That's between me and my watermelon.

Oh. You're talking about an actual watermelon, not a strange euphemism for...nevermind. I don't actually eat watermelon.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 08:04:06 am »

I might try it next time I have some watermelon ready to eat. It sounds nice.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 08:16:04 am »

I have tried it. I wasn't fond of it at all. It wasn't inedible, I just much prefer it without the salt. Of course, I might be a bit weird. I also think watermelon tastes better as a large chunk cut straight from the melon rather than in bite size pieces (yes, even if they're straight from the melon too) just something about eating it that way and getting juice all over my face makes it better.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 08:18:53 am »

I have tried it. I wasn't fond of it at all. It wasn't inedible, I just much prefer it without the salt. Of course, I might be a bit weird. I also think watermelon tastes better as a large chunk cut straight from the melon rather than in bite size pieces (yes, even if they're straight from the melon too) just something about eating it that way and getting juice all over my face makes it better.
I just cut the watermelon in half and eat it directly with a spoon.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 08:56:37 am »

Oddly enough, when eating raw corn I think its better without salt.

Like the others, I suppose I'll give this a go next time I've got watermelon, but my hopes aren't high.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 08:57:16 am »

I assume it works like salted corn does, with bringing out the flavor.

I think you should expand on this hypothesis and try buttering your watermelon as well.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 09:31:20 am »

As living in a sub-tropical island and we eat watermelon every summer, the answer is YES, you can sprinkle a little salt on the sliced watermelon to make it tastes sweeter. Just sprinkle some on the surface, but not too much. Like this. (You'll have to let it settle and let the salt seep into the fresh)



It's not necessary though, it's just for adding the taste mostly. If the quality of the watermelon is good and already very sweet, you don't have to do that.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 09:43:17 am »

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 09:49:47 am »

Salt is an interesting chemical. It draws out water in food, allowing flavor to be more concentrated. It also causes the taste buds to go into overdrive. Along with it's natural flavor, it's almost magical if not overused.

I've had watermelon with a small sprinkle of salt before, it was pretty good. I've also seen chocolates that have small amounts of salt sprinkled on top (never tried one, though).
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 10:21:28 am »

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I have on occasion but I won't go out of my way to.
Salt on chocolate sounds good, too, so long as it's not crappy chocolate. Perhaps with nuts, too. Mmmm.
Yes, so much. If you get the chance, get a salted caramel hot-chocolate from Starbucks or similar. Godly. Godiva also has it in bar form.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 10:39:25 am »

Actually we used sprinkle salt on many fruits, not just watermelon. Pineapple, bell fruit, common guava, starfruit, and even grape. But often we used another kind of "salt" is used to bring out the flavor - dried plum powder (乾/酸梅粉). Which is made of the powder of dried plum/ume, sugar, and salt. And it can bring out the flavor so poor quality fruits can taste better. (When you buy a box of sliced fruits, it often comes with a small package of this powder). But I prefer natural flavor though. If you need these additive a lot, it means the fruit quality you chose is probably not good.



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