Shark Watermelon Carving
|Ingredients:||1 oblong, seeded watermelon
Dry erase marker
Smaller utility knife
Paring knife (you can use the tip of a vegetable peeler)
2 large marbles (NOTE: if you have or will be serving young children, you may want to use black olives in place of the marbles.)
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Swedish fish candies for garnish
|Directions:||1. Wash and dry the watermelon.
2. Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
3. Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
4. Cut out the mouth. Trim back a 1/2" line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
5. Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3" intact at the base.
6. Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife.
7. Use melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
8. Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
9. Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish.
|Source URL:||National Watermelon Promotion Board|