Yum! This was amazing!
I tripped across this idea yesterday and had to try it. I would have NEVER though to grill watermelon. I am so glad that I came across this by accident. It was fun and relatively easy to put together.
- sweet onion
- ground ginger
- extra-virgin olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- red wine vinegar
- feta cheese
- mint leaves
- kosher salt
- green leaf lettuce
I chopped up the watermelon.
I got a few other things ready, the onion, mint, and feta.
I put 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, a dash of red wine vinegar, a dash of extra-virgin olive oil, and a few shakes of my ground ginger in a small pan and set it on medium-high heat to reduce it to a thicker syrup consistency.
This worked, somewhat. It really reduces a ton so I had to make another batch to have enough for all the watermelon. This was only enough for my first taster plate – which came out awesome!
So I put together my second batch of syrup to cook on the stove and I headed outside to grill up all the watermelon. It doesn’t take long, maybe five to ten minutes total.
Once the watermelon was ready, I built our salads. No measurements necessary. Just put as little or as much as you like of each item. For me, a little green leaf lettuce on the bottom, then watermelon, onion, feta, salt and pepper, mint leaves, and balsamic syrup drizzled over the top. Mmmm…
Dinner was a hit! Chicken-fried pork chops, broccoli slaw, and grilled watermelon salad.
Boy, this eating primal thing sure is horrible. 🙂
I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
~ Madam Benoit