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Spicy Melon Skewers

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 40 mins Marinate 2 hrs Bake 400°F 6 mins to 8 mins
Spicy Melon Skewers
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe  Chile Syrup, recipe below
  • 3  cups  papaya or cantaloupe chunks or balls
  • 3  cups  honeydew melon chunks or balls
  • 3  cups  seeded watermelon chunks or balls
  • 20 10  inches  bamboo skewers
  • 4  ounces  thinly sliced prosciutto (6 slices)
  • 1  tablespoon  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground ancho, pasilla, or cayenne chile pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  •  Snipped cilantro
Directions

1. Prepare Chile Syrup. Place papaya, honeydew, and watermelon in large self-sealing plastic bag. Pour in Chile Syrup. Seal; turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain papaya and melon, reserving syrup. Thread papayas and melon pieces on skewers.

2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange prosciutto, cut in thin strips, in single layer on large baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to paper towels; cool.

3. In bowl combine brown sugar, the 1 teaspoon ground chile pepper, the paprika, cumin, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle skewered papaya and melon with spice mixture, prosciutto, and cilantro. Drizzle Chile Syrup. Serve with any remaining spice mixture and syrup. Makes 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Hot: 1 tsp. ground ancho chile pepper Hotter: 1 tsp. ground pasilla chile pepper Hottest: 1 tsp. ground cayenne chile pepper
Chile Syrup
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground ancho, pasilla, or cayenne chile pepper
Directions

1. In small saucepan bring water; sugar; and ancho, pasilla, or cayenne chile pepper to boiling. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool.

Nutrition Facts (Spicy Melon Skewers)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 171,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 34,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 2089,
  • vit. C (mg) 31,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 249,
  • Potassium (mg) 317,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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