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Pan-Seared Watermelon Steak


This Pan-Seared Watermelon Steak is made by transforming juicy watermelon into a deliciously chewy steak with a quick sear in the pan! And topped with feta cheese and balsamic reduction, this looks as good as it tastes.


1/2 large seedless watermelon1 Tbsp flavorless oil

3 Tbsp balsamic reduction

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Garnish with edible flowers optional


Cut watermelon in half lengthwise. Place flat side down, and cut 1 1/2 to 2 inch wide slice (erring on the side of too wide). Cut the largest rectangle possible from each of these slices. You should be able to get about 6 good steaks from 1/2 a watermelon.

Pat dry each of the steaks with a paper towel, then place in refrigerator, uncovered, for 1 to 2 hours to dry out excess moisture. Give them a final pat fry right before cooking.

Bring oil to low-medium heat in a large saute pan. Gently slide each steak in, cooking for about 5 minutes on each side. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook each side for one minute, or until sides are lightly browned. You may have to work in batches if the steaks don’t all fit.

Remove watermelon steaks from heat and plate.

Drizzle 1 tsp of honey and 1/2 Tbsp balsamic reduction over each steak. Top each with a dash of chopped fresh mint, a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese, and a few edible flowers.


To make a balsamic reduction: Bring 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Whisking occasionally, allow balsamic to cook and reduce down until it is syrupy and coats the pan and spoon (it will reduce in volume by about half).

Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes Servings 6 steaks Calories 88 kcal

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