Summer is here and watermelon is in season! I'm not sure about your household, but I think we go through a watermelon a week...easily. While they aren't the funnest things to cut up, I am willing to make the sacrifice because of their natural sweet deliciousness. After a lot of practice, I have become quite efficient at the process.
I have also gotten to be quite the successful melon picker. I can't remember the last time I didn't come home with magical sweetness! As I stand looking into the bin of watermelons, I go through a quick checklist to ensure I make a successful pick. Check out the four steps I take so you too can become a Melon Master!
Now that you have that perfect watermelon, it is time to enjoy it! There are so many techniques and strategies that can be used, but today, we are going to get a little creative! A Watermelon Shark is the perfect way to serve summer's natural dessert at your next party. Now, I know what you are thinking! I am not creative...there is no way I can do that...blah blah blah! I am here to tell you that this is so easy, and YES...you can do this!
Grab a knife and follow the steps below!
Directions to create a Watermelon Shark...
Step 1: Cut the bottom third of the watermelon off.
Step 2: With the watermelon sitting on the flat end, draw the sharks mouth using a dry-erase marker.
Step 3: Follow the lines and cut the mouth out.
Step 4: Cut the top and bottom teeth.
Step 5: Carefully cut the green layer of the rind off, letting the lighter color show.
Step 6: To form the fin, cut the bottom third of the watermelon in three pieces. Secure one of the pieces to the back side of the shark with toothpicks.
Step 7: Using a melon baller, ball all of the melon and put it into a large bowl. When rind is empty, fill it with the melon balls. Place the remainder around the shark. I use a large pizza pan to put everything on.
Step 8: Finish your shark off by fastening two blueberries as eyes, using toothpicks.
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