Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp

Photo: David Tsay

Fire up the grill for light and refreshing Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp. It's the perfect summertime go-to meal for casual gatherings.

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Recipe from Coastal Living

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Recipe Time

Cook Time:
Prep Time:
Grill: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour


Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cilantro sprigs, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 pound large shrimp, tails on, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small seedless watermelon with rind on, halved and sliced
  • 1 lime, halved
  • Garnish: sliced green onion, toasted unsweetened coconut

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to high heat (400° to 450°).
  2. 2. Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer 1 1/2 cups syrup to a bowl; set aside.
  3. 3. Add bell peppers and next 3 ingredients to remaining syrup in saucepan. Simmer over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until liquid is syrupy and peppers are tender.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, combine shrimp, 2 tablespoons oil, lime juice, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Grill shrimp 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through; set aside.
  5. 5. Brush each side of watermelon with reserved syrup and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Grill 1 minute on each side.
  6. 6. Arrange watermelon and shrimp on serving plates, squeeze lime over watermelon and shrimp, and top with pepper marmalade. Garnish, if desired.
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