There are only a handful of foods I'm not enthusiastic about. Crustaceans top the short list; I just can't do crab/lobster/shrimp. I don't love tofu. I'm learning to not hate mushrooms. And while I have a fervent affection for all fruit, I've never really been on board with cantaloupe and honeydew. They always get the shaft in my fruit salad cups.
So when I was offered a sample of orange flesh melon at Wegmans over the weekend, I was initially hesitant. 1: Because orange flesh melon is a cross between cantaloupe and honeydew. 2: Because eating things that have the word "flesh" in the title is moderately to majorly disturbing.
Cannibalistic or not, none of that mattered after I tasted this melon. I couldn't get one in my shopping cart fast enough. People...it's SO GOOD! I'm obsessed. And the combination possibilities are really endless here. You can do a fruit salad with blackberries and bananas and mint. Or as a simple side with a little sea salt and lime zest. Or just plain, frozen chunks as a summer night treat.
I may have to buy stock in this fruit.