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Watermelon Steak with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 large watermelon, sliced into 1-inch thick rounds
- 1/2 pineapple, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special Equipment Needed:
- Grill

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2. Brush watermelon slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill watermelon slices for 2-3 minutes on each side until grill marks appear.
4. In a bowl, combine diced pineapple, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve grilled watermelon slices topped with pineapple salsa.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 6 minutes
Temperature:
- Grill: Medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 240
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mango or papaya can be substituted for pineapple.
- Red or yellow bell pepper can be substituted for red bell pepper.
- Parsley can be substituted for cilantro.

Variations:
- Add crumbled feta cheese on top of the watermelon slices.
- Serve with a side of quinoa or brown rice.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to brush the watermelon slices with olive oil to prevent sticking to the grill.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the watermelon into rounds.

Storage Instructions:
- Store leftover pineapple salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Watermelon steak is best served fresh off the grill.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve watermelon steak on a platter with pineapple salsa on top.

Garnishes:
- Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top of the pineapple salsa.

Pairings:
- Serve with a glass of chilled white wine.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Grilled vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the watermelon slices are sticking to the grill, brush with more olive oil.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to wash all produce before using.

Food History:
- Watermelon is believed to have originated in Africa.

Flavor Profiles:
- Sweet and tangy with a hint of spice.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as a light and refreshing summer meal.

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Taste: Sweet, Tangy, Savory, Fruity, Spicy