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Grilled Watermelon Salad

So tomorrow I am going to try a grilled watermelon salad. Anyone ever done it on the BGE before? I'm taking a small seedless watermelon, cutting it in slices (keeping the rind one). I'll then get my BGE set up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with my lump charcoal and throw in my ceramic grid. Once temperature is set, throw on my watermelon. I'll flip the watermelon until each side is charred. Once that is done, I'll bring the watermelon inside the house, cut in to cube.

Next, I'll throw in a handful of cut fresh basil and about a cup of feta cheese. Season with black pepper and salt to tasting and voila, a grilled watermelon salad. I'll post pictures tomorrow. Until then, have a safe and happy 4th of July.
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  • stemc33stemc33 Posts: 3,567
    Curious to see the results, but to me the best part about watermelon is the coolness. 
    Steven
    Mini Max with Woo stone combo, LBGE, iGrill 2, Plate Setter, 
    two cotton pot holders to handle PS
    Banner, Wyoming
  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    Sound interesting.
    South Jersey Pine Barrens. XL BGE , Assassin 24, Weber Kettle, CharBroil gasser, AMNPS 
  • EldeElde Posts: 148
    Same her stem...  charring something that wet sounds like a challenge.  Curious to see how it works out, post pics please!
  • stemc33 said:
    Curious to see the results, but to me the best part about watermelon is the coolness. 
    Thanks @stemc33. I am about to try this, so I'll show a picture once I am done.
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  • Sound interesting.
    Thanks @SmokingPiney. I'll send out a picture once I am done.
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  • Elde said:
    Same her stem...  charring something that wet sounds like a challenge.  Curious to see how it works out, post pics please!
    Thanks @Elde. I think the key to charring the watermelon is making sure the rind is still on. I'll send out pictures once I am done.
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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,702
    Standing by.  Curious to see how it gets charred. I would think it is going to be hard as it is 99.9% liquid.  But we love watermelon, so I will be looking for finished pictures.  
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  • stv8rstv8r Posts: 659
    Sounds good.....Looking forward to the pics as well
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,773
    We do that w/o cooking and no pepper. Otherwise the same. How was yours. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • LitLit Posts: 6,955
    Have grilled watermelon before. It changes the sweetness and is really good but you don't eat it warm. We grilled several fruits then put them back in the fridge till they were cold. Need to do this again.
  • Here are a couple of pictures of the char on the watermelon as well as the finished salad. Definitely much better when cold then when warm. A full review (as well as a five minute video) are up on my website.

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  • Sea2Ski said:
    Standing by.  Curious to see how it gets charred. I would think it is going to be hard as it is 99.9% liquid.  But we love watermelon, so I will be looking for finished pictures.  
    Thanks @sea2skit. Pictures are now above. Turned out great.
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  • stv8r said:
    Sounds good.....Looking forward to the pics as well
    Thanks @stv8r. Pictures now above and full video in the review on my website.
    I EGG, therefore I am.
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  • Lit said:
    Have grilled watermelon before. It changes the sweetness and is really good but you don't eat it warm. We grilled several fruits then put them back in the fridge till they were cold. Need to do this again.
    Thanks @Lit. Good call on putting them back in the fridge.
    I EGG, therefore I am.
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  • ChauncyChauncy Posts: 47
    Damn, I never knew you could grill watermelons. Def need to give this a try
  • ProductPoetProductPoet Posts: 63
    Thanks @Chauncy. Sorry for not seeing this comment. You definitely can grill watermelons!
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