Grilled Watermelon. FAIL!

Have you ever had a recipe that you keep seeing around and were so excited to try? I had a recipe for grilled watermel that I kept seeing pop up here-and-there and always was curious how it would taste. The perfect opportunity to try it out presented itself to me last week. I had a large watermelon needing to be eaten and a meal that just needed a little something extra.

Meet "Walter" the Watermelon!

Meet “Walter” the Watermelon!

So, after scouring online for grilled watemelon recipes, I summarized that it really is simple. Brush a little honey onto the watermelon, grill it for a couple minutes, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Simple enough…

The hubby was grilling up some steak and broccoli already, so we threw the watermelon on the grilled and anxiously waited while it got the perfect grill marks.

I will admit, that once he brought the melon in, I got really excited. It looked so yummy. Just look at it. Picture perfect.
Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

Well, imagine our disappointment when we bite into it and none of us liked it. Booo! As a matter of fact, no one even finished their small piece. I’m not sure which was worse, the fact that the watermelon was warm or smoky tasting. Some fruits are great on the grill (pineapple and peaches being two of them), but watermelon just isn’t one of them.

Consider this a lesson learned.
Grilled Watermelon

The rest of our meal was delicious, so we didn’t really miss the watermelon. Grilled steak and broccoli with sauteed potatoes and a glass of milk – a real “MyPlate” meal.

So the next time you are trying out a new recipe and it doens’t go as planned or it really isn’t your thing, that’s okay. It happens to the best of us. At least you tried something new!


About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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