Scoops of watermelon are sprinkled with chopped dates and pistachios. With each bite you get sweet watermelon, chewy candy- like-dates and crunchy pistachios with a hint of the exotic which comes from rosewater. The rosewater is dominant, yet subtle. Teasing and suggestive, it brings out the flavor of the watermelon without overwhelming it. A perfect match.
If you haven’t tried rosewater before, this is the perfect opportunity. Americans often aren’t too into it, but I just love it and it goes so well with one of the foods we are passionate about-watermelon. I used Heritage Products Rosewater, which can be used both as a flavoring to food and as a perfume. I can find it at health food stores in the cosmetic section. My mom walked in while I was making it and was like, “That’s not frugal” because of the rosewater (I had just been telling her that I was trying to concentrate on frugal food). But I told her that I only use a tiny amount of rosewater per recipe and it was way cheaper than vanilla extract anyways!
This is the perfect ending to a meal, especially a creamy and spicy curry. It’s both refreshing and sweet. And it’s also so simple and easy to throw together. Just make sure you serve it right after you have made it, otherwise the dates get mushy from the watermelon juice and nuts get a weird texture.
Can you believe it is almost the weekend? We spent the morning at the Zoo, and my daughter is currently “trying” to take her nap (a real case of getting so tired, it’s hard to go to sleep). Since this is my last post of the week, let me give you just a few “housekeeping” notes before the weekend.