I saw a watermelon just sitting there on the counter and my original plan for a (Fig & Blue Cheese Tart) went right out the window. Quickly I grabbed a chef's knife and sliced it open and it was perfectly ripened, very sweet and oh so juicy.
1 C Watermelon cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 C Fresh Arugula leaves
2 T Blue Cheese
1/4 C balsamic Vinegar
1T honey or Agave syrup
Edible flowers (optional)
Place balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan, bring to a boil then lower heat to low and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes, should reduce by half. Stir in honey or agave and remove from the heat and set aside.
Arrange greens and melon on a plate and garnish with cheese and flowers. Drizzle with the balsamic syrup.
The balsamic reduces down into a thick sauce that is sweet and tart which is an excellent counterbalance to the sweetness of the watermelon.
I had stopped in Wegmans the other day to pickup some blue cheese and being unsure which one to choose I stood at the counter and had a private tasting. I tried them all including the English Stilton which was very yummy and equally expensive. I finally settled on the Buttermilk Blue because it crumbles perfectly and has that sharp blue flavor.