MELON BALL

Difficulty

2/5

Prep time

15 min

Total time

1 hour

INGREDIENTS
DIRECTIONS

Used technique:

SPHERIFICATION

2/3 cup

(170 ml)

orange juice

2 cups

(500 ml)

water

1/2 tsp

(2.5 ml)

CALCIUM LACTATE

1 sachet

(2 g)

SODIUM ALGINATE

to taste

melon liqueur ( midori )

to taste

orange zest

Orange Spheres

1. In a bowl, dissolve calcium lactate into orange juice. Pour the mixture into small, demi-spherical molds and let sit in the freezer for 1 hour or until the spheres are frozen. 


2. In a rectangular, flat-bottomed bowl and using a hand blender, dissolve sodium alginate in water. Let sit for 15 minutes, then warm briefly in a microwave oven. 


3. Unmold frozen orange spheres in alginate bath. Let sit for 3 minutes while gently stirring once in a while to prevent the spheres from touching. 


4. Fill a medium-sized bowl with water. using a slotted spoon, delicately collect the spheres and briefly rinse them in the water, then remove excess water from each sphere by applying a piece of paper towel on the bottom of the spoon. reserve.

Assembly

5. To serve, put each orange sphere in a tasting spoon.  Add a dash of melon liqueur in each spoon and decorate with orange zest.

Products you will need for this recipe

Spherification Mold

Styling Kit Tool Set For Cooking

Professional Molecular Gastronomy Kit

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