RECIPE: PANCAKES WITH WATERMELON, LIME AND BLUEBERRY COULIS

January 31st, 2014 by The Watermelon Guy

What caught my eye about this recipe were the words “pancakes” and “watermelon.” Some of you might remember the Watermelon Stacked Pancakes I made last year. In that entry, I revealed that pancakes are a common Sunday morning meal at The Watermelon Guy’s house (about three times a month), so it’s understandable why I was drawn to this recipe.

What I wasn’t sure about with this recipe was the “coulis” part. Before I made this, I had no idea what a coulis was. Turns out, it’s a “thick sauce made from puréed and strained vegetables or fruits.” In other words, it’s sort of like a syrup, so this sweet topping is right at home on a stack of hot flapjacks.

And like any hard-to-pronounce culinary concoction (it’s “coo-lee”), I was little nervous that it would be hard to make. Good news: It’s not. Even better news: It’s delicious!

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WATERMELON, LIME AND BLUEBERRY COULIS

INGREDIENTS

3 cups of diced watermelon

Juice of one lime

3/4 cup blueberries

Tablespoon of simple syrup (you could use coconut sugar instead)

Dash of kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Dice the watermelon and put it in a skillet on medium heat. Squeeze the lime juice into the skillet and allow the juice and watermelon to warm. Once warmed (5-10 minutes), add blueberries, simple syrup and salt. Allow to cook for another five minutes. Remove half of the fruit mixture and puree in a mixer before placing it back into the skillet. Keep warm at a low temperature until ready to pour over pancakes.

 

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