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

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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.

4
Servings
425
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2 thick slices red seedless watermelon, approximately 4 inches-by-3 inches-by-2 inches (rind off)
  • 1 large jicama, peeled and julienned
  • 3 red radishes, sliced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented, skin reserved
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 sprigs tarragon
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, blanched and cut into thirds
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Teaspoons pink peppercorns
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

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.
 

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
42g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
71g
24%
Vitamin A
68µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.2%
Vitamin C
98mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
29µg
37%
Calcium
113mg
11%
Fiber
18g
73%
Folate (food)
70µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
70µg
18%
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
82mg
21%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
121mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
993mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12%
Sodium
1540mg
64%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.7%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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