I just made a melon & mint salad a few weeks ago and I spent most of my post talking about MELON BALLING. My expectations were super high…and I found out through the process that there’s no such thing as a perfect melon ball. Phew. I can sleep now.
Love the addition of fish sauce! I totally get it.
Definitely an unusual mix of ingredients, but I can see how they would work out well together. And your mellon balls look great — I think it gives them more character when they aren’t perfectly round :)
Gorgeous. I love how beautiful that turned out and agree the flavors sound deliciously daring. I have the same cookbook but sadly it’s packed away at the moment as I am moving so I am definitely bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I agree, I think your melon balls look beautiful.
i bought this book a couple weeks ago and made this salad two days later (and loved it). i thought exactly the same thing as you while i was balling the melons. until i read this though, i thought it was just me. still, i’m pretty sure yours look a lot closer to balls than mine did.