Muskmelon in Port

Make a sweet thing even better.

Serves 6.


  • 4 ripe muskmelons
  • 2⁄3 cup tawny or ruby port
  • chopped mint


Wash melon rind in soapy water and rinse well. Halve melons and discard seeds. Scoop out curls or balls of melon or cut into cubes. Arrange melon in one large or 6 individual glass dishes and add port. Allow to soak for one hour before serving. Sprinkle with chopped mint.