this technique makes quick work of any melon. stripping off the rind and leaving the center to be sliced or carved into a work of art.
round melons are the easiest to work with, but this method works well with any size melon as well as cantaloupe and musk melon.
Step 1: Stabilize
slice an inch or so off the stem and bloom end of the melon and stand on end to stabilize the melon for cutting. for larger melons, it may be necessary to cut it in half around it's equator and stand it on the large cut end.
Step 2: Trim
while securing the watermelon with one hand, make downward slices cutting off the green and white rind in strips. curving the knife to fit the contour of the melon is the trip to this step. continue cutting strips and turning the melon until all rind is off.
Step 3: Tidy
carefully tidy up the melon by removing any left over bits of white that you may have missed during the rind removal process.
Step 4: Cut
now the melon is ready to be cut in half, slice, cubed, chunked, dices, planked or carved in any shape your heart desires.
Step 5: Lovely Presentation
i think stonehenge is always an attractive presentation for watermelon at any summer gathering. detailed instructions can be found here.