Watermelon Steak "Au Poivre" with Jicama Slaw and Grapefruit Essence

Watermelon Steak "Au Poivre" with Jicama Slaw and Grapefruit Essence
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Watermelon Steaks

If you’re serving a tough crowd (aka those who don’t eat meat), this is a really refreshing and satisfying way to serve up some steaks, if you will.


Preheat the grill to high.

In a shallow bowl or Ziploc bag, combine the white balsamic vinegar, honey, peppercorns, and black pepper. Place the steaks of watermelon in the mixture and let sit for at least 10 minutes or until you are ready to grill.

In a small saucepot, place grapefruit rinds in cold water and bring to a boil. When the grapefruit rinds come to a boil, strain the rinds and repeat 3 times, reserve, and cool the rinds. In a blender, purée the blanched grapefruit rinds and slowly add in the olive oil, mustard, and salt until thickened; if it becomes too thick, add some of the grapefruit juice from the segments. Set the grapefruit essence aside.

Lightly oil the watermelon steaks and place them on the grill to slightly caramelize the steak. Cook for 4 minutes or until the grill marks stand out.
In a large bowl, mix the jicama, radish, tarragon sprigs, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, and grapefruit segments. Toss with some of the grapefruit essence and season to taste.

Serve the grilled watermelon on top of the Jicama Slaw and finish by drizzling the grapefruit essence around the watermelon steak.


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Calories per serving:

343 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 14g 22%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 2g 10%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 39g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 4g 7%
  • Sodium 318mg 13%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 53mg 13%
  • Potassium 653mg 19%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 81mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 64µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 58mg 97%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 44µg 11%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 15%
  • Vitamin K 27µg 33%
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