The Grilling Issue

Grilled Watermelon with Cilantro

Yield 6 servings
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Canola or vegetable oil, for grilling

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Zest of one lime

¼ large watermelon, cut into 1-inch thick wedges

Fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for serving


Heat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat, about 450 to 500 degrees, and oil the grill grates with vegetable oil.

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt and lime zest.

Place the watermelon wedges in a single layer on a sheet tray. Sprinkle half of the salt mixture on the watermelon wedges. Flip and sprinkle the wedges with the other half of the salt mixture. Set on a cooling rack and let rest for 15 minutes. Using paper towels, press firmly on the slices to remove excess moisture.

Cook the wedges on the grill over direct heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until grill marks appear. Transfer the watermelon to a serving platter. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

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