It’s grilling season and summertime is all about outdoor cooking. Why not add something totally unique, delicious, and nutritious to your grill this summer: watermelon steaks! With unbeatable texture, flavor, and aroma; watermelon steaks will be a huge hit at any barbecue. Join us on a mouthwatering voyage as we explore the amazing world of grilling up delicious watermelon steaks!
1. Fire Up that Grill for Watermelon Steak!
Summertime is a great time to get creative with food and impress family/friends. You don’t need to wait for an outdoor BBQ party to grill up a delicious meal. All you need is a stove top grill and some watermelon steak!
Grilling up watermelon steak takes no time at all. Simply cut about 3-4 thick slices of watermelon and sprinkle a bit of salt and peppper over each side. After the grill is preheated, place the steaks on the griddle. Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until you get that nice char line.
Watermelon steak pairs well with a variety of sides. Here are some of our favorites:
- Cucumber salad
- Steamed or grilled veggies
- Grain bowl
- Added to tacos
It’s incredibly easy to make and the options are endless. Spice things up by adding a little lime juice, garlic powder, or chili powder for an extra kick. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your favorite herbs. Have fun with the flavors and enjoy your watermelon steak!
2. Succulent to The Core: Juicy Watermelon Steaks
When it comes to summer cooking, watermelon is #1. And what better way to celebrate its juicy goodness than with succulent watermelon steaks? This delicious recipe blends the flavours of herbs and spices to create one irresistible dish. Here’s what you need to know:
- Ingredients. Watermelon steaks, vegetable oil, garlic cloves, dried oregano, smoked paprika, light brown sugar, freshly ground black pepper.
Ready to make some juicy watermelon steaks? Start by cutting the watermelon into 2-inch-thick slices. Use a sharp knife to remove the rind and cut into steaks. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, oregano, paprika, sugar, and pepper. Brush each slice of watermelon steak with the mixture.
- Cooking. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the watermelon steaks in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve the juicy steaks warm or chilled with a sprinkle of chili flakes and your favorite summer salad.
3. Creative Cuisine: Bring Watermelon to the Grill
Grilling is a favorite summer pastime shared by many – but why not make it even morespecial? A unique twist on an outdoor classic is to bring watermelon to the grill. With afew simple ingredients, create a delicious and unexpected meal for your family and friends.
You can start off with slices of watermelon in a marinade of your choice. Try combining soy sauce, honey, and your favorite spices to give the watermelon a smoky flavor. Oncemarinated, throw the melon slices on the grill and let them cook until they caramelize. Servethe slices warm with a side of your favorite cooked vegetables.
- Marinade: Soy sauce, honey and spices of your choice
- Grill: Cook watermelon until caramelized
- Side dish: Cooked vegetables
4. Grilled Steak and Watermelon: The Best of Both Worlds
Steak and watermelon may not seem like the most obvious pairing, but when you stop and think about it, it’s a match made in heaven. Grilled steak packs an incredible amount of flavor and nutrition, while juicy watermelon carries its own natural sweetness, making a great contrast with the savory steak.
The combination brings out the very best in both. Start with a nice cut of steak – rib eye, sirloin, flat iron, or even skirt – it’s up to you. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings, then grill, griddle, or broil until it’s cooked just the way you like it. Accompany with slices of fresh watermelon, with a sprinkle of Kosher salt or just a light dusting of cayenne pepper on top.
- Benefits of Grilled Steak and Watermelon
- Steak is full of protein and key nutrients like iron, Vitamin B12, and zinc
- Watermelon is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants
- A great contrast in flavors – savory steak and sweet watermelon
- Can accommodate many different seasoning combinations to tailor to taste
5. Zesty Combination: Balancing Sweet and Savory
If you love the unique flavor combinations of sweet and savory, then you’re in for a treat! Here are five of our favorite delectable dishes that bring together the best of both worlds.
- Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple: Juicy pineapple slices wrapped in crispy bacon and roasted to perfection. The perfect balance of smoky, sweet, and salty.
- Macaroni and Cheese Waffles: Does it get any better than crispy cheesy waffles? Enjoy savory goodness with a side of sweet syrup.
- Grilled Cheese with Apples: Perfect for Fall, classic grilled cheese is livened up with sweet, crispy apples for a balanced creation.
- Cauliflower and Kumquat Salad: Light and fresh, crunchy cauliflower florets and sweet kumquats get a flavor boost from a drizzle of gooey honey.
- Honey Sriracha Salmon: Sweet honey with a hint of heat from the sriracha make this salmon the perfect entree.
These dishes are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palettes. So get creative, explore the endless possibilities, and indulge in these zesty combinations of sweet and savory!
6. Hot and Ready: Delicious Watermelon Steaks
Preparation is Quick and Effortless
If you love to cook, but the summer heat has left you with little enthusiasm in the kitchen, then the watermelon steak is the perfect solution. Preparing this meal will take you no more than a few minutes, and the end result is sure to impress.
To get started, you will need to cut up a ripe watermelon. Aim for slices that are several centimeters thick, although it is up to you as to how thick you want them. After your slices are ready, brush them with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and add a sprinkle of salt. Then, top with some fresh herbs for extra flavor. Once your watermelon steaks have been prepped, all that’s left is to grill them.
Grilling is Quick and Delicious
- Grease the griddle with a stainless steel brush and heat over medium-high heat.
- Place your watermelon steak slices on the griddle and cook for approximately three minutes per side.
- Watermelon steaks are ready when you notice a faint charring around the edges of the steak.
Once cooked, let them cool for a few minutes before serving. The sweetness of the watermelon steak pairs perfectly with a side of grilled corn, a salad or a quinoa dish. With this meal, you get all the deliciousness of a steak dinner but with a fraction of the effort in the kitchen. So grab your supplies, turn up the heat, and get ready for an amazing summertime dinner.
7. Grilling with Style: Watermelon Steaks and Flavorful Rubs
Nothing brings friends and family together like a great summer cookout! With a few simple and flavorful ingredients, you can prepare a dish that is sure to make everyone smile. Watermelon steaks and flavorful rubs are just what you need to prepare a grill-worthy feast.
- Step 1: Rinse and prepare the watermelon in thick slices, about an inch thick. The fruit’s natural sweetness will enhance the flavors of your rub.
- Step 2: Select your rub, with options ranging from Caribbean jerk to zesty lemon-pepper. Spice up your steak just as much as you like!
After your rub is added to the watermelon, let the flavors marinate while your grill preheats. Grill the steaks quickly over high heat until there are char marks on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and your favorite sides. Enjoy your colorful, flavorful feast with those you love!
8. Quick and Easy: Cooking Up Watermelon in No Time
Watermelons are an excellent choice for a quick and easy treat and they have a deep, sweet flavor. Whether you’re in the mood for an exotic dish or a classic snack, there are plenty of ways to quickly and easily prepare a delicious watermelon. Here are some ideas for cooking up watermelon in no time:
- Cut fresh watermelon into cubes and serve it as a snack with a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Toss the cubes with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic for a light and flavorful salad.
- Mix watermelon, feta cheese and sliced mint for a refreshing twist on a classic Greek salad.
- Grill slices of watermelon and top it with a creamy yogurt sauce.
- Puree cubes of watermelon, strain it, and blend the strained juice with sparkling water for a delicious beverage.
Don’t forget, the possibilities of cooking up watermelon don’t end here. Have fun experimenting with different flavors and recipes to make a unique and tasty treat!
9. Grilled Watermelon Steaks: A Unique Dish
If you love trying out new recipes, why not give grilling watermelon steaks a try? It may sound odd to some, but watermelon steaks can turn into a great meal and even can be a great appetizer.
Using skewers, slice the watermelon into multiple steaks, transferring them onto a pre-heated BBQ. Grill steaks on low heat until a nice char has formed. Sprinkle the steaks with some sea salt, black pepper and oil. Serve grilled watermelon steaks with some herbs of your choosing, like basil, mint and oregano.
- Few tips on cooking watermelon steaks:
- Choose a watermelon that’s nice and dry.
- Cut the watermelon with a sharp knife, so you can get nice, even steaks.
- Add some fresh lime juice on the steaks before grilling, as it adds a nice flavor.
- Don’t overcook the steaks; aim for a nice char and still slightly crunchy texture of the fruit.
10. Tempting and Satisfying: Enjoy Grilled Watermelon Steaks Tonight!
Grilled watermelon steaks make a great addition to mealtime. Whether you’re looking to create a vegan-friendly, show-stopping dish or need a healthy snack that surprisingly satisfies, it should be your go-to.
This unlikely combination of ingredients and flavors not only looks amazing but also creates a juicy, sweet, mouth-watering entrée – perfect for hot summer days. Here’s how to make it:
- Cut a watermelon into thick slices, about 1 inch thick.
- Sprinkle the slices with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
- Place the slices on the grill, and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes before flipping them.
- Continue to cook until both sides are grill-marked and lightly charred.
- Serve the watermelon steaks hot off the grill and enjoy!
If you want to add an extra dose of flavor, top with a light drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs. For a vegan-friendly meal, serve with a side of grilled vegetables, potatoes, or salads. Create your own special dinner or simply enjoy your watermelon steak as a tasty snack by itself.
Grilling up watermelon steak is a great way to add something unique and delicious to your outdoor cookout this summer. It takes no time at all and you can create a fun and flavorful meal the whole family will enjoy. Step outside and give it a try – the taste of your fresh grilled watermelon steak awaits!
Hi, my name is Luke Mitchell and I am a travel blogger based in Brisbane, Australia. I am the owner and creator of Arfra.org, the best blog about everything related to traveling in Australia. I have always had a passion for exploring new places and cultures and I decided to turn that passion into a career. I started Arfra.org to share my experiences and help others plan their own adventures in Australia.
I have traveled extensively throughout Australia and have a wealth of knowledge and tips to share. From the rugged outback to the beautiful beaches, I have been there and done that. I am also always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in the travel industry, so my readers can always expect to find the latest information on everything from hotels and resorts to tours and activities.
In my blog, I cover a wide range of topics including budget travel, luxury travel, family travel, and solo travel. I also share information on the best places to eat, drink, and shop, as well as the best outdoor activities and attractions.
When I am not traveling, you can find me in Brisbane where I call home. I love the city’s laid-back atmosphere and the great food and coffee scene. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and taking my dog for long walks along the river.