We’ve all had the classic watermelon slices with a sprinkle of sea salt. But why settle for the same ol’ same ol’? Speaking of something that’s both refreshing and delicious, we’re introducing an innovative way of enjoying fresh watermelons – introducing Watermelon Steak! Keep reading to learn more about this creative way to snack and how to make it right at home.
1. A Unique Way to Enjoy Watermelon: Introducing Watermelon Steak
Are you tired of eating plain watermelon slices? Here’s a unique way to enjoy the succulent fruit: watermelon steak!
Watermelon steak is a specialty dish, that combines the freshness of the watermelon with a smoky, charred flavor. All you need is a grill, a spoon, a knife and a few simple ingredients.
- Fire up your grill, and preheat it to maximize flavor.
- Cut the watermelon into thick slabs and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Slab with a sharp knife.
- Add your favorite marinade – maybe some BBQ sauce, honey-soy marinade, or teriyaki.
- Grill for about 3-5 minutes on both sides, so the surface gets a charred but light pink.
Let the watermelon steak rest for a few minutes and enjoy the unique fruits-meets-grill flavor. Watermelon steak might become your favorite summer dish!
2. Satisfy Your Cravings with this Healthful Option
Are you in the mood for something delicious and nutritious? With this healthful option, you can satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty.
Take advantage of the health benefits that come with this option by:
- Making smarter swaps — opt for oatmeal over a sugary breakfast cereal, and switch out processed snack foods for fruits and veggies.
- Including healthy fats — add nuts and seeds to your meals for a flavorful boost of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Making Ingredient substitutions — substitute whole grains for white and incorporate legumes into your dishes in place of high-calorie meats.
You can also get creative by experimenting with your favorite recipes. Swap out unhealthy ingredients for their healthier counterparts so that you can enjoy your favorite meals and snacks without feeling guilty. As always, be mindful of portions to ensure that you stick to your health objectives.
3. Cooking Tips to Elevate Your Watermelon Steak Experiences
1. Season with strong flavors that match
Embark on an experimental flavor journey with your watermelon steak and season it with bold, intense flavors. Try marinating your steak overnight in a soy, garlic and ginger marinade or dust the steak with fragrant smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and ground black pepper.
2. Spritz with citrus
Enliven the steak with a splash of citrus juice! A few little hits of lime, lemon, or orange zest will do wonders for the steak, adding a zesty edge that complements the sweetness of the watermelon. Just before serving, spritz a generous squeeze of citrus juice to give your meal an uplift of flavor.
- Soy, garlic and ginger marinade
- Smoked paprika
- Cayenne Pepper
- Ground Black Pepper
- Fresh lime or lemon juice
- Orange zest
4. Protein-Rich Watermelon Steak: A Delicious Choice For Health-Conscious Palates
Watermelon steak is a relatively unknown but incredibly delicious choice for those looking for a protein-rich meal. Offering a tender and succulent texture, this incredibly versatile dish can be cooked in a variety of ways, ranging from pan-frying to barbequing. Whether its tart and tangy marinades or sweet and delicate sauces, there’s something for every health-conscious palate!
Nutrition-wise, watermelon steak is so much more than meets the eye. It’s packed with healthy antioxidants and minerals like zinc, iron, and magnesium, and an impressive 11g of protein per serving. Moreover, watermelon steak is a great source of energizing electrolytes, especially potassium. You can even mix it up and make a delicious side salad alongside with easy-to-find ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions.
- Tender & Delicious: Watermelon steak offers a tender and succulent texture you’ll love!
- Nutrient-Rich: Packed with protein, healthy minerals, and energizing electrolytes.
- Easy to Prepare: Enjoy versatile options, including pan-frying and barbequeing.
5. Versatility of Watermelon Steak: Enjoy it Hot or Cold
Watermelon steak makes an ideal food that doesn’t require as much work as preparing an actual steak, while giving you the same satisfaction. It is a very versatile dish that can be consumed either cold or hot based on your preferences.
When serving watermelon steak cold, you can pair it with various dressing and ingredients to give it an extra flavor. You can top the steak with grated cheese and mix yogurt, feta cheese and herbs to create a lovely tangy sauce. Spinach and balsamic glaze are also great accompaniments. You can even cut the steak into large cubes and put it into a fruit salad.
If you would like to prepare a hot dish, you can bake the watermelon steak in the oven and serve it on coloured couscous or rice. A dressing of garlic, oregano, lemon and olive oil makes a great marinade. For extra zest, you can top off the steak with fruits like kiwi, almonds, sesame and hazelnut. The options are endless!
6. Amazingly Delicious Glaze Recipes to Take Your Watermelon Steak to the Next Level
We all know that steak and watermelon don’t usually go together, but when blended together right, they can create something truly amazing. With the help of a delicious glaze, you can take your watermelon steak to a whole new level! Here are 6 amazingly delicious glaze recipes that you have to try:
- Honey Mustard Glaze – This glaze combines heaps of honey with a healthy dosage of mustard seeds and ground breri, making it a great combination for complimentary flavors.
- Mango Habanero Glaze – Sweet mango juice, simmer with spicy habanero chili pepper, and don’t forget to add a hit of lime for a zesty finish. Your watermelon steak will never be the same with this glaze on it!
- Hoisin Orange Glaze – Start with a nice sweet and sour base with Hoisin sauce and white wine, pucker it up with oranges, and spike the flavor with garlic and cinnamon. Perfectly balanced, this glaze will be true delight on your steak.
- Orange Maple Glaze – Use freshly squeezed orange juice and stir in a good helping of maple syrup for a sweet, delicious glaze that’s the perfect topping for your slice of grilled watermelon steak.
- Turmeric Garlic Glaze – Take your watermelon steak to the next level with this glaze that’s made with plenty of garlic and turmeric. Its aromatic flavor and bright yellow color will make your dish look as good as it tastes.
- Brown Sugar Chipotle Glaze – Make a sweet and smoky glaze with tasty chipotle powder, molasses and brown sugar. This glaze is sure to add some delicious subtle heat to your watermelon steak dish.
Try these amazing glaze recipes and take your watermelon steak to the next level! With such delicious glazes, you’ll quickly forget that these two ingredients don’t usually go together.
7. Veggie-Friendly Dinners with Watermelon Steak
Craving a plant-based dinner that’s unique and special? Look no further – watermelon steak is here!
This eye-catching entrée is made with naturally sweet and juicy watermelons. Of course, it’s not real steak, nor is it comparable in taste. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying. With some clever seasoning, the watermelon takes on an intensely flavorful profile. Here are some ideas for veggie-friendly dinners featuring the beloved watermelon:
- Pile on your favorite toppings – from melted cheese and roasted vegetables to tangy hummus and crunchy nuts.
- Slice a few wedges and serve them with a side of creamy guacamole and roasted potatoes.
- Add watermelon steak to a flavorful stir-fry for an inventive twist.
- Serve it with a side of grilled corn and a herb-infused quinoa salad.
- Pair it with a savory herb-roasted eggplant and a drizzle of sweet-tart balsamic glaze.
These stellar dishes demonstrate just how versatile a watermelon steak can be. Give one of them a try and treat yourself to a light and delicious dinner.
8. Delightful Side Dishes to Pair with Watermelon Steak
The Perfect Match Paired with a Watermelon Steak
A watermelon steak is one of the most succulent ways to enjoy the unique and juicy flavor of watermelon. To complete the perfect summer dinner feast, check out these delightful side dishes that pair perfectly with the unmistakable flavor of a watermelon steak.
- Refreshing Fruit Salad: Who can resist a medley of sweet, juicy strawberries, apples, oranges, and melons? Create a delicious and wholesome fruit salad to enjoy alongside a watermelon steak.
- Grilled Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a summer favorite that are gluten-free, low in calories, and packed with a high concentration of nutrients. Grill them on the stove or an outdoor grill to add also an extra savory crunch to the dinner.
- Green Bean Casserole: This classic campfire or comfort food favorite is always an excellent accompaniment to a watermelon steak. It adds the perfect creamy contrast to the juicy treat.
For a classic approach to a summer dinner, serve with a steaming pot of wild rice. This savory vegetable dish can add some balance and texture to your dinner plate. If you want to add some extra crunch and saltiness, add a side dish of roasted nuts along with plenty of fresh herbs and spices.
9. Impress Friends and Family with this Festive and Fun Appetizer
Have the most Instagramable Christmas appetizer on the block this holiday season. This festive appetizer is sure to win the hearts of everyone around the dinner table.
Here’s what to do:
- Remove 3 thin slices of a fresh red pepper, making sure that they’re large enough to fit asparagus spears.
- Place each slice onto a baking tray, add a sprig of rosemary to each pepper slice.
- Add 1-2 asparagus spears to the top of each pepper slice.
- Place tomatoes in a bowl, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil.
- Mix in tomatoes to each pepper/asparagus pairing.
- Bake for 15 minutes in 200°F oven.
Christmas is all about making memories and this delicious appetizer is the perfect tool for it. With fresh ingredients and a beautiful presentation, you are sure to make everyone around the table reminisce on good times. The savoury taste with a hint of rosemary makes this appetizer truly special. Serve hot and enjoy!
10. Bite into a Whole New Way to Enjoy Watermelon: Try Watermelon Steak Today!
Watermelon steaks are a fun and delicious new way to enjoy the iconic summer treat. As sweet, juicy and refreshing as ever, you can now enjoy your watermelon in a whole new way.
To make your own watermelon steak, first cut the watermelon into thick slices of your desired size. Next, season your slice with a light dusting of sea salt, chopped fresh herbs, and a light drizzle of your favorite oil. Place each slice on a hot grill to cook, flipping midway through and depending on the heat. When golden brown, remove each steak and enjoy your refreshing Watermelon Steak. Here are a few tips to take your watermelon steaks over the top:
- Try different spices to get out of your comfort zone and mix in flavors like paprika, pepper, garlic, and thyme to create a bolder, more flavorful steak.
- Go tropical with a sweet-savory blend of tropical ingredients like coconut, lime, chili, and agave.
- Top it off with a variety of optional toppings such as nuts, cheese, seeds, and your favorite dressing.
Happy grilling! We’ve all heard of grilling steak over an open flame, but try grilling watermelon for an equally delicious, yet surprisingly new and creative treat. For an unbelievable watermelon experience that’s sure to delight, give watermelon steak a try and find out why so many are making it part of their summer grilling traditions.
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