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Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Spicy Grilled Watermelon

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About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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Spicy Grilled Watermelon

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 10 to 12
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:20 minutes
Special equipment:Grill
This recipe appears in: Hold Onto Summer: Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup juice from about 4 limes
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 medium watermelon, cut into 1-inch thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup mint chiffonade
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  • Type of fire: Direct
  • Grill heat: high

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together honey, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and salt.

  2. 2

    Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Brush each side of watermelon slices with spicy lime and honey mixture. Place watermelon and grill and cook until grill marks developed, about 2 minutes per side.

  3. 3

    Remove watermelon from grill, sprinkle with mint, and serve.

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