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GRILLED SHRIMP AND WATERMELON WEDGES, with tomato relish
You bought the huge watermelon, now what do you do with it? This summer break out of the fruit salad thinking, and instead grill wedges of watermelon with shrimp for a light dinner salad.
Makes 4 Servings
For the relish:
½ cup seeded, diced red tomato
½ cup seeded, diced yellow tomato
¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
¼ cup sliced scallions
½ cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. minced shallots
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
5 Tbsp. EVOO
Salt and lack pepper to taste
For the salad:
4 slices seedless watermelon wedges, about 1 ½ inch thick
You can grill watermelon with or without the rind)
16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
Preheat the grill to medium-high
Combine red and yellow tomatoes, olives, and scallions in a bowl.
Whisk together vinegar, shallots, Dijon and oil in a small bowl until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette over tomato mixture, stil to combine and set aside.
Grill watermelon and shrimp until melon is marked and shrimp are pin, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from grill.
Place a watermelon wedge on each of 4 plates. Top each wedge with 4 shrimp and tomato relish.
SUMMER'S JEWEL: WATERMELON
Juicy and sweet, watermelon is perfect for hot summer days.
Biting into a ripe watermelon wedge has to be one of the greatest joys of summer. Made with up to 92% water and 6% sugar, these melons are more then just great thirst quenchers, they have the added bonus of being "low in calories".
Ready or Not: Since watermelons don't continue to ripen once they are picked, use these clues to help choose the best one - A perfectly ripe melon should be firm and heavy for its size. Look for a creamy, light yellow patch on the underside (the spot where it sat on the ground). A patch that's white or pale green is a sign of an under-ripe melon.
Storing Melons: Store whole, uncut watermelon at room temperature for up to 10 days. Once cut, wrap tightly and store in the fridge for up to two days.
Grilling Watermelon Facts:
The water and sugar content of watermelon make it perfect for grilling. The heat of the grill concentrates flavor y evaporating some of the water and caramelizing the sugars.
Note: Be sure the grill grates are clean to keep unwanted flavors from transferring to the melon).
Thick slices of seedless melon are the best for grilling. They hold up to the flame and don't fall apart like seeded melons will. Not to mention they're easier to cut and you won't have seed to fuss with.
Makes 2 glasses
· 1 1/2 pounds (4 cups) sliced seedless watermelon, rind removed
· 1 cup lemon sorbet
· 1 lemon, zested
· 1 1/2 cups cold water
· Watermelon wedges and mint, for garnish
In a food processor, blend watermelon, sorbet, and lemon zest until very smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cold water; cover and refrigerate until very cold. Serve over ice and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.