You have to give it to the vegan cooks: Their enthusiasm for creating really unconventional spins on conventional dishes by no means ceases. An awesome instance of that is watermelon meat, which, whereas controversial, has loved viral success over the previous few years. Numerous creators and restaurateurs have demonstrated that watermelon works unexpectedly effectively on a grill: We have seen tuna, ham, deep-fried katsu, burger patties, and, lastly, steak comprised of this juicy summer time staple. And whereas it’s undoubtedly difficult — though not not possible — to make candy watermelon style savory, many imagine it is value a shot. No less than it is able to wanting the half.

To keep up the phantasm higher, you will want to start out with a seedless watermelon — nobody needs to choose the seeds out of their “meat.” Then, to alter its anticipated style and texture, you would want to brine, smoke, marinate, or dehydrate it (or the entire above, to a point). An umami-packed Japanese-inspired marinade of soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, ginger, garlic, and kombu, can remodel watermelon slices, whereas a mixture of a dry rub with a balsamic glaze is finest used on an entire melon. The steaks might be roasted within the oven, pan-seared, grilled, and even smoked in case your adventurous coronary heart needs.