Did you know that the watermelon and the cucumber come from the same family? This is what makes watermelon rind an appropriate choice for pickling once stripped of its peel and inner fruit. I tried this southern US tradition and was blown away by the results; a crunchy pickle that works well with sweet, savoury or sweet & spicy brines. What a way to use all that wasted rind and turn it into something tasty, and to keep the flavours of summer to enjoy through fall!
I wanted to make pasta-like dish using crab and avocado as topping ingredients, and rutabaga for the noodles. I decided to create a green onion vinaigrette sauce that complements the delicate crabmeat and creamy avocado, making a lovely, quick main dish that's also for a weekday night or..