Watermelon Steak With Balsamic Reduction & Feta

Watermelon Steak With Balsamic Reduction & Feta

Course Entree, Main Dish
Cuisine Modern Australian
Servings 6 small steaks


  • 1/2 large seedless watermelon
  • 1 Tbsp flavourless 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.
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