Watermelon peels in the oven, surprising why many are doing it

Watermelon peels should not be thrown in the bin but baked in the oven. The result obtained will be truly surprising.

Watermelon in the oven

One of the most loved and consumed fruits during the summer season is the watermelon, also known as watermelon. Of this fruit, the inside and thus its pulp is usually consumed. While, on the contrary, the peel is usually thrown in the bin as it is not considered useful.

In reality, few people know that this can be used in the preparation of tasty recipes. And precisely baked in the oven. The end result will leave everyone speechless. But let us see specifically how and what to do.

How to reuse watermelon rinds

In summer, anyone who wants to consume a fresh, tasty and at the same time sweet fruit will have no choice but to buy a watermelon or watermelon. This fruit can also be used in the preparation of tasty recipes. And just below we will also reveal how you can enjoy its usually discarded skin.

First of all, it is very important to point out that you only need half a watermelon. This should be cut into small pieces, without the peel, and then poured into a large bowl.

As far as the peel is concerned, however, you only need 1 kg of it to make this tasty and simple recipe.

But how exactly do you proceed? First of all, you need to cut the watermelon into pieces and remove the green outer part. The remaining part of the skin will have to be cut into small pieces. And these will all have to be placed in a large pan and covered with boiling water. The baking tin in question should then be baked for about 50 minutes in a hot oven preheated to 220 degrees.

When the cooking time has elapsed, simply open the oven, remove the baking tray and pour the contents into a large colander to remove any residual water or juice.


The procedure to follow

How to proceed after doing all this? Simple, after following the directions given above you will need to take a saucepan and pour 4 cups of caster sugar into it, for a total of about 750 to 800 grams. And to this sugar you will then need to add three cups of watermelon rind juice. For a total of about 600 ml of juice.

And again, to the sugar and juice you will also need to add spices. To be more precise, 5-6 cloves. All these ingredients must cook together over low heat until the mixture has thickened.

In the meantime, it will be necessary to continue by adding more ingredients. More precisely, half a tablespoon of butter, the juice of half a lemon and the watermelon rinds previously cooked in the oven. These in turn will have to cook for about 1 hour on a low heat. Be careful, however, not to throw away the remaining watermelon rind juice as it may still be needed later.

Using the fruit, and thus precisely the part of the watermelon that is usually eaten, you can prepare a tasty drink in the meantime. Simply take a few pieces of fruit and place them in a blender to prepare a tasty watermelon drink. The resulting mixture is then filtered to remove any remaining residue and can finally be sipped.

Some practical tips

Watermelon rinds

In the meantime, after the above-mentioned time has elapsed, it will be possible to return to the watermelon peel, which will have cooked in the meantime. And using a spoon, this can be poured into a jar and stored for a long time.

The smell will be so delicious that it will leave everyone speechless, both adults and children. These little pieces of peel specifically will be crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.

The result will be a delicious watermelon peel jam that can be eaten at any time of day. So for example at breakfast but also during the day as a snack to share with family or friends.

Or again, this precious watermelon rind jam can also be used in the preparation of various kinds of desserts. Such as cakes, tarts and much more.

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