Melo-Banana Compote with Savoury Vegetable Parcels

Melo-Banana Compote with Savoury Vegetable Parcels Not Suitable For Vegetarians not suitable for vegetarians Biscuit Threat Low low biscuit injury risk

2002 Special Achievement Award, Chef Al

Melo-Banana Compote with Savoury Vegetable Parcels

Ingredients used in Melo-Banana Compote with Savoury Vegetable Parcels


  • a cantaloupe melon
  • new potatoes
  • mushrooms
  • linguini
  • sliced mild garlic sausage
  • organic baby banana porridge


Polish the potatoes and place them into a pan of boiling water. In a separate pan, bring some water to the boil and add the linguini. Cut the cantaloupe into two equal halves, discarding one of them (save it for tomorrow!). Scoop out the flesh from the remaining half and chop coarsely. Make up the baby banana porridge according to the instructions. Breast milk is recommended but, for practical reasons, milk is an acceptable substitute. Combine the porridge and melon flesh together, arrange tastefully in the melon husk and put to one side.

For the vegetable parcels, drain the potatoes and cut them into thick slices. Coarsely chop the mushrooms and combine them with the potatoes in a bowl. Drain the cooked linguini and separate the strands. Carefully lay out the slices of garlic sausage and place a spoonful of the vegetable mix into the centre of each. Roll the sausage up to create a filled tube. Pass a single strand of linguini around each tube and tie it in a bow so that the tube retains its shape. Place the filled melon husk on a plain white plate so that the delicate colour interactions are highlighted, and surround it with an echelon of tied parcels.

Andy: "Unfortunately most of my photographs are blurred because I was unable to stop laughing"

Bruce: "Mad, fantastic, quirky, and quite disagreeable"

Olga: "Meaty with hints of bondage on the side"

Al: (reminiscing) "Banana baby porridge is definitely hazardous, although not in the same league as Miracle Whip, of course"

Al: "You know, what we could really do with is a linguine-threading bodkin"

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