1 (13- to 14-oz) can well-stirred unsweetened coconut milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
1 large honeydew melon or large cantaloupe or other sweet melon of your choice (5 lb), chilled
Garnish: julienned lime zest
Special equipment: a melon-ball cutter
Stir together coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice in a small metal bowl until sugar is dissolved, then quick-chill in a metal bowl set in a larger bowl of ice and cold water, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
Halve melon and discard seeds. Scoop melon into balls with cutter.
Divide melon among 8 serving dishes, then pour coconut milk over top. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
Source: Gourmet Magazine August 2002
Date: June 8, 2006