Carpaccio Of Charantais Melon

Carpaccio of Charantais melon

An unusual, very refreshing, way of serving le melon, with a contemporary touch (Marie-Jo and Didier Chevalier)

Ingredients for 4 people

2 average sized Charantais melons - 2 tablespoons olive oil - 2 tablespoons white Pineau des Charentes  - juice of 2 limes  - a handful of chopped basil leaves  - pepper



Slice the melons finely with a slicer - Mix the olive oil, pineau, lime juice and basil to make the marinade - Pour the marinade over the melon slices and chill for around 4 hours, turning the slices at least once  - Drain and arrange on plates to serve - Pour over a little of the marinade and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper just before serving 


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