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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 42 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Carving a Watermelon into a Fish

Cold watermelon is especially good in the summer; however, have you ever thought about carving a watermelon into a fish?  Carving fruit and vegetables into baskets or bowls is a way to add a little sparkle to the festivity.
Although do you know how healthy the watermelon is? According to The Worlds Healthiest Foods, “Watermelon is rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. Our food ranking system also qualified watermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1, magnesium, and potassium. Part of this high ranking was due to the higher nutrient richness of watermelon. Because this food has a higher water content and lower calorie content than many other fruits (a whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories), it delivers more nutrients per calorie-an outstanding health benefit!”
OK what are you waiting for, with these step-by-step instructions on carving a watermelon into a fish, you too can make one for your next picnic.


Supplies needed to Carve a Watermelon into a Fish:

 


  • Watermelon
  • Melon baller
  • Paring knives
  • Toothpicks

 

Instructions to Carve a Watermelon into a Fish:



 1.     Buy your watermelon, hopefully when it is on sale. I like seedless variety but the seeded watermelons work too. Slice off the bottom (lengthwise) 1/4 inch so it will be stable.

2.     With a melon baller, cut half circles in a rectangle shape on the top of the watermelon. Remove that piece and set it aside. This is what you will use to make the fin and tail.
Scoop out the watermelon. Do not throw it away you will use it to make a fruit salad to fill you watermelon fish.

3.     Cut the tail and fin from the rectangle piece you cut out of the top and set aside. Use sturdy round toothpicks to attach fin and tail to the body of your fish watermelon.

4.     With the melon baller or paring knife, cut out the eyes. Then use the paring knife to cut the mouth. You will do this just as you would a pumpkin when you carve it. Put your knife a couple inches to the side of the stem, angle your cut up and around the stem and then end a couple of inches on the other side of the stem. You want to make it look kind of like a frown. Push out the mouth from the inside just as you do with a pumpkin.

5.     For the side fin cut three cuts with the melon baller, and then make straight cuts with your knife for the top and bottom of the fin.
When you are done, fill your fish with a fruit salad. Now why settle for plain fruit when you can carve a watermelon into a fish.




11 comments:

  1. Such a nice idea for a centerpiece and watermelon is very healthy. I see you refer to one of my favorite sources for nutrition info. Isn't he awesome??

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  2. cute.. love the fish! many blessings. marlis

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  3. This is amazing! You are talented. I craft watermelon before but very simple one, like a basket. This is just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, I'm hosting 2 giveaways on my blog. One for $50 Thrive product and the other for baking molds and more. Please stop by to check them out.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  4. This is so amazing looking. So much better than a simple watermelon basket. People must be so impressed when they see this. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  5. What a great Watermelon, it looks like so much fun! I will sure try this and hope mine turns out this good. Thanks for sharing and have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Hi! Visiting from Sweets for a Saturday. Your watermelon is soooo adorable! Your newest follower!

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  7. That is so adorable! That would be so much fun for the premiere party at the theater my husband works for. Their next big show will be Jonah!!

    Becky K.

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  8. this is so fun! I love it! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi!
    I would love for you to come and link up at A Themed Baker’s Sunday, where this week is a sweet theme: Random! Yep, Whatever sweety deliciousness you made this week, you can post!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/06/themed-bakers-sunday-9.html
    Alyssa

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