Yes, you heard that right! Just think of the conversations this pickle will start!
Summer is the season of watermelon, and now we have access to beautiful watermelons in the market. Back in the day, we would have been eating seasonal, without access to watermelons in winter. That sure would have made us appreciate the access to watermelon during season a bit more than we do today. So we definitely would not have let any part of it go to waste, and as historic cuisines go, everything is made use of, so we would have made use of the rind one way or the other. That is definitely what happened! To our ancestors, watermelon rind was not to go to waste and so people pickled them and used them in flavoring stews too. Here, I am exploring with you the old recipe of watermelon rind and will leave the stew bit for. later discussion..
High in fiber with fabulous texture and colour, absolutely delicious and appetising. This pickle is great next to all grilled foods especially grilled chicken. Works especially well with smoked foods, think smoked brisket sandwich. Otherwise can be chopped finely and mixed into a green leafy salad along smoked crispy bacon.