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Recipe: Grilled Watermelon

Chef Jason from Osteria La Buca explains how to make grilled watermelon.



    Grilled Watermelon at Osteria La Buca

    Chef Jason from Osteria La Buca shows how to make grilled watermelon. (Published Monday, Aug. 1, 2011)

    Grilled Watermelon
    serves 4


    4 slices of ripe watermelon, center cut into 1/2" squares.
    1/4 cup castalavelatrano olives
    1/8 cup capers
    juice of 1 lime
    1/4 cup olive oil
    basil leaves
    smoked paprika

    To assemble:

    Pre-heat grill to the highest setting.
    When the grill is white hot, sear the watermelon, making grill marks on both sides.
    Pull off the grill and season immediately with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
    Toss in large bowl with olives, capers, torn basil leaves and dress
    The water melon with olive oil and lemon juice.
    Serve right away.