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Salt on Watermelon

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 01:10:23 pm »

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.

Someone should do it, and let us know how that goes.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2011, 01:18:30 pm »

If it's just myself, no.
My stepdad will salt the whole giant bowl of watermelon before I can steal some out, though...it's alright as long as it's only a tiny bit.

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2011, 01:29:02 pm »

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.

Someone should do it, and let us know how that goes.

Adding condensed milk with watermelon is actually very good. (And I like it, and add some shaved ice with it)

Also I do have butter in my frig (I don't use it often though), I'll buy some watermelon tomorrow and test it. I am curious too. Better tasting it myself.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2011, 01:41:19 pm »

Can't say I ever have. I'm not a salt person, and salted caramel is one of the big "agree to disagree" foods in my relationship.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2011, 01:44:56 pm »

Gotta say it sounds pretty nasty to me. I'm uncultured when it comes to food, though.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2011, 02:05:09 pm »

In fact there are even more options as sprinkle some paprika (spicy + sweet + salty, it not that weird as you might think).
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 02:27:32 pm »

Me, no.  My father, who was born in Japan (I think he picked the habit up from his parents)--yeah, probably.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 05:28:42 pm »

My sister-in-law is indian, and if she isn't salting her fruit, then she's adding chili. Chili pineapple is pretty good, though I haven't tried any of the salted stuff.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 07:50:04 pm »

I don't it tastes horrible to me, the salty taste ruins the juicyness for me. I've also tried glazing watermelon in honey. It tasted okay.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2011, 09:22:13 pm »

The point is that it's just a tiny bit, you really shouldn't be able to taste the salt enough to say, "this is salty." It is there to enhance the flavor of the watermelon, not overpower it or even be equal to it.
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 09:24:08 pm »

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.

This stuff is very popular here in Hawaii~
Kids will often just eat it plain, rather than sprinkling it on fruits, and you will often find it sprinkled on gummy candies~
As an experiment, I put some on honey roasted peanuts once, and it tasted delicious~

Back on topic, yes, I do salt my melons~

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 09:42:02 pm »

I don't eat watermelon. So I guess that means I don't salt it...?
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2011, 09:42:51 pm »

 Nope, though my Father and Grandmother eat it that way. I always thought they were just weird...
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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2011, 09:44:33 pm »

It never even occurred to me to add salt to watermelon, when I'm not a big fan of watermelon in the first place.  Then again, I like salt so maybe it's possible.  I suspect it would wind up tasting like cantaloupe though, and I hate cantaloupe. (Holy crap, that's how you spell that?)

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Re: Do You Salt Your Watermelon?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2011, 11:29:24 pm »

Yeah, I do sometimes.  I can't remember if I learned it from my mom or dad though.  Not that it makes a big difference.  I was just thinking it might be a Southern thing if I learned it from my dad.  I think I tend to oversalt though, so I don't do it often, and I hardly ever have watermelon these days, so there's that.

On the topic of weird combos, I read something once that suggested putting sugar on steak and other meats.
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