How to Make a Watermelon Basket

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To make a watermelon basket, use a marker to draw where the cuts should go, trace the lines with a knife, and hollow out the inside of the watermelon. Create a beautiful centerpiece to hold fruit with instructions from an experienced chef in this free video on cooking.

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Watermelon: cute, grown in Mexico. I'm Jawara the Chef, I'm going to show you how to make a basket out of this watermelon. Get your marker, center it, and draw you a line half way around. Draw another one, about an inch wide. Put my watermelon on the end. I just take the marker and take it and meet up with the other end. Now, flip it over on the other end. Now start from here and bring it over onto the other side. Don't worry about your artwork. It's just in a guide. This is my handle. This is the top. Now I'm going to flip it over on the other side and just cut a little off so it can just stand for me. Perfect. Take your parring knife, jar it in and just start cutting. Watch your fingers and go slow. Now, put my knife back in and I cut it. Now I'm going to the other direction. Watch your fingers as you go. Flip it over, watch the core right here. It just start cuttin' the other side. Last cut. Pull it apart. It sort of look like a basket, but we're not done yet. Take your parring knife and starts taking out the fruit so you can show a form in your handle. Finish your cut. Just pull it right out, carefully with a spoon so I'm taking your fruit out. Starting to look good. Almost there. The with the peeler, just start taking off some of the skin. Kay, now with your parring knife, just start cuttin' and makin' little triangles. Doin' the final cut. Now it's beginning to look like a nice, little, pretty basket. And just add your fruit. Wow, that look pretty good. I'm Jawara the Chef. And that's how you make your watermelon basket. That's what I'm talkin' about.


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