Grilled Watermelon with whisky
Suddenly it was all over socials: Vegan tuna.
Clips on TikTok, reels on Instagram. I seemed like every vegan or vegetarian culinary influencer showed the recipe. So I had to watch it right?
Watching it, it turned out to be grilled watermelon soaked in soy sauce with some sesame and chives. Not that exciting.
This is not a recipe for vegan tuna. This is a simple recipe for grilled watermelon brushed with a nice whisky. You can use this as a nice dessert after a BBQ.
4 tablespoons of honey
(If you like to use maple syrup thats ok, but use a bourbon or grain whisky instead of a fruity one.)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
A dram of a soft fruity whisky of your choice
I served this recipe with the whisky I used for the cooking:
The Glenlivet 18yo Batch Reserve
Mix the honey and lemon juice in a small bowl and set is aside.
Cut the watermelon the way you like but make sure the slices are at least 2 cm thick. I had a mini watermelon, so was able to have discs rather than triangles, but both work.
Warm up the grill. I use a kamado style grill and preheated it to 180℃ (356 in Fahrenheit).
Brush the honey-lemon mix on one side and place the slices with that side on the grill. While on the grill, brush the other side before turning.
When you have nice grill stripes, keep grilling until the slices get "floppy", but not too soft!
Brush, spray of drip some of the whisky on each slice when the slices start turning to floppy. And do so again on the other side.
Take off the grill and enjoy with a dram! WARNING: HOT!