Recipe of the Week

Grilled Spicy Watermelon

It’s the start of the season for debatably the most fun fruit to eat - watermelon! Although biting into a slice and spitting out the seeds can be entertaining, you can also try this alternate way of enjoying the most-consumed melon in the US. Buy the watermelon and honey in this ingredient list from the CCFM, and use this fat-free Grilled Spicy Watermelon (recipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board) to accompany Kay and Ray Brandhurst or Clara and Pete Gerica's fresh-caught Louisiana shrimp.

Makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 watermelon, medium-sized
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions:

Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.

Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges. Lightly drizzle each side with remaining honey and place on grill. Grill until just browned, about 2 minutes per side. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with lime dressing. Garnish with cilantro.

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