Shrimp and Melon Cups Recipe
Shrimp and Melon Cups
Total time: more than 2 hours
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: A few seconds
Marinating time: 2-4 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Tapas should please the eye, even before the palate. By placing them in a glass, the textures, shapes and colors can be immediately appreciated.

This recipe is for raw shrimp. If you prefer to buy cooked shrimp, reduce the marinating time to 2 hours.

Ingredients for 20 tapas
- 20 peeled medium Shrimp
- 1 honeydew Melon
- 40 ml (3 tbsp.) dry sherry
- 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. grated ginger
- 1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne (optional)
  1. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan; immerse the shrimp for a few moments and remove them as soon as they begin to change color. Run under cold water and drain. The shrimp should be half-cooked.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a container. Add the shrimp, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Drain the shrimp, reserving the marinade.
  4. Halve and seed the melon; using a melon baller, cut out spheres of melon or cut the flesh into cubes. Place the melon balls into the marinade and combine.
  5. Fill each glass with melon balls; skewer a shrimp onto a cocktail pick and balance over the glass.
  6. If you wish to prepare the tapas in advance, place them on a platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

A recipe from Gourmetpedia inspired by a Publix promotion in Florida 

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