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Monday, June 26, 2017

Grilled Watermelon With A Balsamic Glaze


 I love that watermelon is in season.  The stores always seem to have it on sale. The last time we went to the store my boys begged for the biggest watermelon so I had plenty of leftovers. So I decided to try grilling the watermelon. I decided to grill the watermelon inside on my grill pan as my husband was not home so I could not use the grill, I have no clue how to turn it on and I have no desire to learn.  Before I grilled the watermelon, I made a delicious balsamic syrup to drizzle over the slices. I had used this glaze before over peaches (link to recipe) and it made the peaches taste so good. So I just had to try this glaze over watermelon. Have you ever sprinkled salt on watermelon? It sounds weird but it brings out a sweet taste so that was my thinking of trying a balsamic glaze.

Sponsored Post: I received a watermelon slicer from Marshcone to facilitate this post.

 I wanted my watermelon slices to look good so I sliced it up with a watermelon slicer. This unique tool makes slicing up a watermelon so easy. It does take a while to get the hang of using the tool but once you do, you will never use a knife again to slice up your watermelon.  I love how this amazing slicer turns my watermelon into uniform slices. It makes serving watermelon so easy. My husband loves using this tool when he creates fruit displays. He slices all the watermelon and then uses the empty watermelon rind for a serving bowl.


My watermelon slicer came with some other unique tools. I just love using the melon ball tool. It allows me to make balls of melon. My boys love these bite size pieces of melon. I eat a lot of avocados so the avocado slicer comes in handy. I just love how pretty my slices of avocado looks. The slices are great to put on my sandwiches.


If you love watermelon, then you must get this watermelon slicer set. Go here to purchase one.

                                 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XVY93TY



Grilled Watermelon With A Balsamic Glaze   
Serves 4
 Ingredients
      Small seedless watermelon
       ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
       Olive oil
       Kosher or sea salt

Directions
 Cut the watermelon into slices and set aside. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until reduced to a thick syrup.
 Preheat grill to high or grill pan over medium-high heat. You can also grill the watermelon on an outdoor grill.
Brush both sides of the watermelon slices with olive oil. Place the watermelon slices on the grill or pan and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, until grill marks appear. Don’t cook longer or the watermelon will get mushy.


Place the grilled melon to a platter and sprinkle salt on it. Then drizzle the balsamic syrup over the melon. Serve right away.


The grilled watermelon will be messy but it tastes so good. The grilling just brings out an incredibly sweet taste.



18 comments:

  1. Grilled watermelon? That's interesting and I didn't know you can grilled a juicy fruit. But you recipe looks delicious!

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  2. How was I aware that you can grill watermelon? I am totally going to try this. I am intrigued to see what the flavor is. It looks really good.

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  3. I have always wanted to try grilling watermelon. I make a watermelon salad with a chocolate balsamic sauce.

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  4. Now I have never tried grilled watermelon before but what an interesting idea and the balsamic sauce as well definitely a must try.

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  5. I have never tried grilled watermelon but I have heard from friends that it is delicious. Now after seeing your post I am definitely going to give your recipe a try.

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  6. Yum! I keep telling my husband he needs to try grilled watermelon, but he doesn't believe me when I tell him how good it is! I've yet to try it with a balsamic glaze, but it sounds wonderful!

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  7. WHAAAAT??! This combination would never have crossed my mind but it sounds worth trying! I also REALLY need that slicer for my avocados!

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  8. Call me crazy, but I didn't know you could grill watermelon!! We will have to try this because it sounds so good.

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  9. Where has this watermelon slicer been all my life?! I always try to saw my way through watermelon with an old kitchen knife, and it doesn't go so well.

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  10. This looks delicious! I love grilled watermelon in the summer and both sweet and savory salads with watermelon - yum!

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  11. I have heard of people grilling watermelon but I have personally never tried it. It looks fantastic though, I just might have to cave and give it a try. Thanks for the great tip!

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  12. I've been considering doing some grilled watermelon for a while. I think we are really going to have to try some out now!
    -Emily @ www.livingfitwithemily.com

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  13. Very interesting. I never thought to grill a watermelon. Looks good.

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  14. Wow, I have never heard of this before! However, I want making this soon :)

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  15. I never thought of grilling watermelon but that does sound yummy!

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  16. Wow, I would love to try grilling watermelon. I've never had or even heard this before. Love those kitchen gadgets.

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  17. Watermelon..... sound yummy. Look fresh grilled. I will try it.

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  18. Wow never tried to grill watermelon before! Something new to try this summer! Love this idea!

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