Introduction: Grilled Watermelon With Chervil and Mint Sauce

This is a surprisingly easy recipe for a dish that looks really great at any party or occasion. It's light enough to be eaten as either an appetizer, a dessert or even just an afternoon snack. Not only does it taste great but the grilled watermelon really adds some pop to it and should wow any party guests.

Step 1: Ingredients

For the grilled watermelon:

  1. Fresh watermelon sliced into wedges 1 inch thick
  2. Cooking oil (I like coconut spray)

For the Sauce:

  1. 2 Tbsp white suger
  2. 4 eggs
  3. Juice of 2 lemons
  4. 2 Handfuls of fresh chervil
  5. 2 Handfuls of fresh mint
  6. 1 Stick of butter

Step 2: Lemon, Chervil, Mint Syrup

  • Finely chop the chervil and mint.
  • Heat the lemon juice, sugar and 1/2 of the finely chopped herbs in a small pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer stirring continuously.
  • After 2-3 mins take of the heat and strain into a clean cup and leave aside to cool.

Step 3: Emulsify the Eggs

  • Separate the eggs into a metal bowl
  • Whisk together until they double in size.
  • Add the lemon syrup and whisk until the mixture puffs up and doubles in size again.

Step 4: Make the Sauce

  • Place the butter in a cup and heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until melted
  • In a small saucepan, bring some water to the boil then lower the heat so that it's just simmering (or a double boiler if you have one)
  • Place the metal bowl with the egg mixture on top of the saucepan stirring continuously
  • Slowly drizzle the butter into the bowl continuing to stir until the butter is completely incorporated
  • Add the rest of the chopped herbs and continue to stir
  • After about 2-3 mins the sauce should thicken up to a custard like consistency
  • If the sauce should get too thick (see pic 4 in this section) you can add a bit of warm water to bring it back to nice creamy consistency
  • Once the sauce is done pour into a jug and set aside for serving

Step 5: Grill the Watermelon

  • Set your grill to high
  • Lightly coat the watermelon in oil (or spray)
  • Make sure the grill is properly cleaned (watermelon will easily pick up any flavour left on the grill)
  • Place the watermelon slices directly on the grill turning once very minute cooking each side twice
  • Make sure you turn the slices 90 degrees every time you flip them so you get a nice crisscross grill pattern.

Step 6: Plate and Serve

  • Drizzle some of the sauce on a plate
  • Place the slices on the sauce and drizzle a little more sauce on each slice
  • Garnish with some mint leaves and serve
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