Black pudding chilli spiced melon recipe


What could be more Irish than black pudding? And we love our melon starter at Christmas too. Here, the two are combined to make a magical starter or even a luxurious breakfast.  

Preparation time: 60 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

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Serves: 6 people

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1. Stir the lime juice, honey and thyme leaves together until combined. Season with the Szechuan pepper and chilli flakes.

2. Slice half the melon into 10mm pieces and use a melon baller for the rest. Place in a dish and cover with the marinade. Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

3. Break up the black pudding and form it into patties about 3cm wide. Sauté the patties in butter for 2 minutes on each side over a medium heat.

4. To assemble, combine the black pudding with the melon on a toothpick and place on a serving platter.

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