Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuna with Grilled Watermelon

The lazy days of summer are here. I can't get motivated to do much more than the minimal cooking - rather, we've been grabbing bagged salads and adding tomatoes from my garden and sometimes resorting to cold cereal for dinner.

In fact this meal was from two weekends ago when I still had some gas in my motor. That's how little I've cooked lately.

Yawn. Stretch. Sigh. Is it Autumn yet?

So, a simple meal: Buy a couple tuna steaks, marinade them for 10 minutes in a mixture of 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 3 tablespoons olive oil (never marinate seafood longer than 20 minutes or the vinegar part of your marinade will precook it). Then sear them on a very hot grill for 3 minutes on each side (more if you don't like raw, less if you do).

Cut some thick slices of watermelon, spray or brush with olive oil, then grill for 2 min on each side and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. That vinegar is a beautiful accent to the sweetness of the watermelon.

Make a small salad with your favorite vinegarette and enjoy a warm summer evening before they are a memory.



Sounds yummy! I just saw someone buy an 88lb. watermelon for a child's party. It was humongous!

Lace said...

So if you're not cooking, what are you doing in your spare time? Do you need to go shopping again?.. Hey, the Oktober fest is coming up soon?!!... ;0)

Natalia said...

I just found your blog through Tasty Kitchen. The salmon and watermelon look amazing! I'm going to have to try it.