August 11, 2010
O, delightful little yellow watermelon that I lovingly toted home from the farmer's market. How to highlight your beautiful color and bring out your complex flavor?
ANSWER: Grill that bitch.
Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt Sauce
Straight out of Food & Wine Magazine
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon coarsely chopped thyme
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 of a small watermelon (we found whole rounds easy to flip on the grill)
1/4 cup small mint leaves
1. Light a grill. In a bowl, combine the yogurt with the lemon juice, vinegar, thyme and the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
2. Brush the watermelon with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until nicely charred, about 1 minute per side; transfer to plates.
3. Top the watermelon with the yogurt sauce and season with black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, garnish with the mint and serve.