Things You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

Grilled Watermelon

A strange phenomenon occurs this time of year, when summer is just around the corner: men put on aprons, fire up their grills, and cook. Deliberately.  Indeed, it seems many men not only feel comfortable cooking on a grill, they actually enjoy it!

For even the novice “summer chef,” grilling doesn’t have to mean steaks, hamburgers, and hot dogs, although it’s easy to get stuck in these traditions.  Many other foods are grill worthy!  Did you know soft, uncut cheeses can be gently grilled and served as an appetizer or dessert?  How about grilling citrus halves, such as oranges, lemons, and limes, flesh-side down and squeezing them over fish or chicken?  Shellfish, such as lobster, shrimp, clams, and oysters, also tend to be overlooked, but are quick and easy to grill.  And what about melons?  Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew can all benefit from a turn on the grill, where the heat produces a smoky-sweet flavor.

To kick off your summer grilling spectacular, we’d like to share our delicious recipe for grilled watermelon.  It’s amazing how a little salt, spice, and heat can pop out the flavors.  Even though a watermelon can be hard and unwieldy, don’t be afraid of this recipe!  With the right knife, cutting a watermelon is easy.  Instead of a straight-edged chef’s knife, try a large serrated blade, which is safer and prevents slippage.  It may sound strange, but bread knives are great for this task.  Bread knives are designed to cut through a tough exterior (like a crust or rind) with precision, and without destroying a delicate interior.  Grab your Kyocera serrated slicing/bread knife and give it a go!

GRILLED WATERMELON

INGREDIENTS:

1 seedless watermelon

1 tbsp lime zest

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup honey

2 tsp water

Sea salt, to taste

Cayenne pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare grill on high heat.

Using Kyocera’s serrated slicing and bread knife, slice watermelon into 1-inch thick wedges.

In a bowl, mix together lime zest, lime juice, honey, water, sea salt, and cayenne pepper.  Brush mixture over watermelon slices.

Grill watermelon about 2 minutes per side or until gently browned.



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