This is a great way to use up the melon skins from the recipes above. Serve just as a snack, with cured meats or with cheese.

500g sugar
10 or so dried red chillies, chopped
Melon skins from the melon salad recipe

Put the melon skins into a saucepan with the sugar and chillies; cover with water.

Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 40-50 minutes, the melon should be translucent, the skins soft.

Transfer to an airtight container; store in a cool place.