Grilling Recipes Spicy Watermelon

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Stephanie Barlow with the National Watermelon Promotion Board demonstrates how to make grilled spicy watermelon.

    Stephanie Barlow: Hi! I am Stephanie Barlow from the National Watermelon Promotion Board, here to show you how to transform watermelon from sweet to savory, with this mouth-watering, Thai inspired grilled spicy watermelon. And to show you that fruit and fire can certainly mix. Grilling watermelon is unexpected and sure to please the party anytime of year. First, preheat your grill to high. This can be done on an outdoor grill, but today we are using this grill pan. In a bowl whip together one tablespoon of lime zest, one quarter cup of lime juice, three tablespoons of honey, two teaspoons of garlic chili sauce and a pinch of salt. Next, cut a medium sized watermelon into one inch thick wedges, lightly brush each side of the watermelon wedges with honey and place them on a grill. Allow your wedges to cook until just brown and caramelized, which takes about two minutes per side. Once done, place them on your plate, drizzle them with the sauce and garnish with a little cilantro. These grilled spicy watermelon wedges are the perfect side dish for your favorite grilled meats, like chicken or shrimp, or my personal favorite, ribs. So give them a try next time you fire up the grill. Especially if you are going out this summer, watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated at 92% water. Juicy watermelon never tasted so good.