Project Alicia : Tasty Tuesdays: Grilled Watermelon Sundaes

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Grilled Watermelon Sundaes

Saw this on the Food Network and had to try it. I must confess, I was a bit leery as I'm not a huge watermelon fan. But this is a MUST try for summer. YUM. Who knew?

Ingredients:
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 lime, zested
1/4 cup honey
dash cayenne pepper
dash salt
nonstick cooking spray
1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch thick triangles
1 quart vanilla ice cream
whipped cream
1/4 cup chiffonade mint leaves

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Add the lime juice, zest, honey, cayenne and salt to a small bowl. Whisk everything together until incorporated.

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Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grease the grill with spray. Add the watermelon slices to the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Brush the triangles with the syrup during the last minute of cooking. Transfer the watermelon from the grill to ice cream bowls and top them with generous scoops of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle the remaining syrup over the ice cream. Garnish with some whipped cream and sliced mint leaves and serve.

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{Confession: We forgot the mint leaves.} Still Delish!!

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And here's a recipe card for the taking. Just right click and save picture and print it on cardstock or photo paper. Enjoy.

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36 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea...I am going to try it - maybe next weekend

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  2. I've had grilled pineapples with Nutella, but I've never had grilled watermelon. That's a great idea! In fact, I have a fridge full of watermelon waiting to be eaten...
    Good lookin' recipe Lish! Have a happy and tasty Tuesday.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  3. That looks so yummy! I'll post in a bit and link up :)

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  4. Who'd have thunk, grilled watermelon? Must try it soon.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting recipe! I bet it's delish!

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  6. Hey Alicia... keeping with my international food entries... here's a recipe for SCONES served the English way with cream and jam - delicious!!
    What better for an impromptu summer afternoon picnic!!
    xx

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  7. I'm unfortunetely not fan of grilled fruit. But I know of someone who might like it, will give him the recipe.

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  8. I love watermelon but never really know what to do with it apart from eat it as it is. This sounds yummy so I'll have to give this a go over the weekend :)

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  9. I never would have thought of grilling watermelon! Sounds interesting enough to try, though, if my husband is willing to do the grilling. :)

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  10. Grilling watermelon seems so odd to me, I would never think to grill watermelon. But the recipe is interesting, I think I am going to have to try it!!

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  11. Looks yummy. Love the recipe card too.

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  12. Oh, I love watermelon. I can't wait until we have a grill.

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  13. So you liked it huh? What an odd recipe, but very enticing! Too bad I can't eat watermelon. ha! Gives me horrible tummy aches. :( This recipe definitely inspires me to get weird with my cooking though!

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  14. This sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it. Dh has a new grill on the way. :D

    Thank you for asking me over to participate! :D
    Sherry

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  15. Looks super delicious on a hot day! :D

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  16. hmmmmm looks intersting!!! I need to try it!

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  17. I have NEVER had anything like this!! I LOVE it!! can't wait to try something new!!
    Thanks for hosting too!!

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  18. that looks so good! i will have to give that a try. we love watermelon!

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  19. In all my life I would've never thought of grilling watermelon. Very interesting. I just might have to try it!!

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  20. That watermelon looks delicious, I'll have to give it a try sometime.

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  21. This looks really good - I would have never ever had the idea of grilling a watermelon - but maybe I will give it a try at our next barbecue. Thanks for sharing and for the easy to print recipe card with the nice background pic :=)

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  22. Wonderful, I love grilled watermelon it adds layers and flavor to it that really tickles me pink :)

    And thank you for the invite over, so many great recipes & food loves here!

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  23. wow, that looks very intriguing, I'm going to have to try that! Dh loves to grill!

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  24. Ummm...YUM! That sounds fantastic and I love the pics :) Thanks for inviting me to the link up...I adore recipes...adore.

    I linked up Blueberry Streusel Coffeecake...it's an older post but the recipe is divine! Enjoy your Tasty Tuesday :D

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  25. Watermelon and cayenne together?!?! How crazy!

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  26. Sounds simply amazing! and gorgeous photos!

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  27. Hmmm not to sure about grilling watermelon!? I wonder who comes up with ideas like this? But I think I just have to try it out this summer! I love "different" recipes!

    Today I gave you an award!
    http://angieshealthylivingblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  28. I would never have thought to do something like this! Will have to try it next time we're grilling :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  29. What a great idea. My son loves watermelon...

    it looks so delicious, healthy, and refreshing!

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  30. I have never heard of putting watermelon on the grill, but this looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. That is SO creative. I love new recipes.

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  32. What an interesting concept...I never would have thought to combine those ingredients!

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  33. That sounds like something right up my alley! I love watermelons. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  34. Grilled watermelon??!! That's awesome. Great pictures too.

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