If you’re looking for an alternative to the Thanksgiving turkey this year, you should try…..
The Watermelon ‘ham’.
The technique was perfected by Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery in the East Village of New York. Horowitz cuts slits into the watermelon that is reminiscent of the marks on the top of a ham and adds rosemary before being brined and smoked. The cost of such a vegetarian delicacy, $75, which hasn’t scared people away from ordering it, “We had 3,000 requests in the first two weeks” says Horowitz. “The phone was crazy every single night.” Even non-vegans have been excited about the ‘ham’ alternative, the watermelon was a hit on Instagram, however, Horowitz says that the watermelon was a ‘culinary experiment’ and not to get Instagram famous.
Would you trade out your holiday ham for a watermelon one?
Meat-loving chefs at @DucksEatery are making meat out of fruit! #Watermelon is turned into ham, cantaloupe into #burgers, and even @oceanhuggerfood is turning tomatoes into #sushi. Watch how they do it all in our YouTube video and subscribe! https://t.co/sm8eV1gvGs pic.twitter.com/ard17n6oWQ— LIVEKINDLY (@livekindlyco) November 15, 2018