Saturday, May 14, 2011

GTTC: Winter Melon (Squash)

This week's GTTC was set on Kauai. No, I didn't harvest this but it did come from a Kauai gardener. My "uncle" (one of dad's friends) gave him this ginormous winter melon (squash). It was larger than a bowling ball. I put the orange next to it for comparison. Crazy huh?

The melon has a green outer skin with a white flesh. My dad cubed and peeled just half of the melon.

He made a yummy pork, dried shrimp and winter melon dish. We still had half a winter melon left for a whole other meal!

Dad also made a yummy fruit salad for dessert. No fruits from the garden were added but it sure does look purty!


lotusleaf said...

That melon is real big! It is obviously great with pork. Thanks for visiting my blog.

meemsnyc said...

Wowzers, that is a giant melon! I bet it was tasty!

Wendy said...

I love how winter melon gets almost translucent when cooked and really picks up any flavor it's cooked with. Yum!

scrapper al said...

Wow, I've never seen a round winter melon, only longer oval ones (more like a King Kong sized pill). I've got one my mom grew that I need to cook. I've only had it in soup; I never thought to use it like sqush. Thanks for the idea.

~Holly~ said...

lotusleaf-It was huge!! haha!

meemsnyc-It was very tasty!!

Wendy-I love that about winter melon too!! And yes, it readily picks up the flavor of whatever it's cooked in.

scrapper al-Yeah, I usually buy the long ones here on the mainland. In Hawaii there's all kinds of different ones. Oooohhh, soup! Yummy!