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(The Takeout)   Watermelon burgers...and I'll see myself out   (thetakeout.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 11:31:22 PM  
They're actually really good.

Use feta instead of goat cheese though.
 
2020-08-05 11:52:24 PM  
I haven't tried those. But most of the watermelon grill things require it be 'compressed' in a food saver bag for a few hours to break up the cell wall.

I have tried 'cauliflower' 'steaks/burgers' and they're pretty good. Just slice them thick and keep the stem intact so it holds together...and give them a marinade with honey/siraachch/worchechter(or soy sauce) glaze.

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2020-08-06 12:02:51 AM  
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2020-08-06 12:05:35 AM  
But seriously, I might try 'em one day.
 
2020-08-06 12:14:20 AM  
I'd think the watermelon would fall apart on the grill.  Pineapples on the grill are f'ing amazing.
 
2020-08-06 2:26:34 AM  
It's a sandwich.

Hamburgers are made with ground meat.
 
2020-08-06 3:33:58 AM  
Sounds interesting to me.  Caramelized sugar is never a bad thing but I wouldn't want it as a "burger" or sandwich.  Just give me the grilled watermelon a sprinkle of salt and a fork and I'm all set.
 
2020-08-06 6:32:27 AM  

foo monkey: I'd think the watermelon would fall apart on the grill.  Pineapples on the grill are f'ing amazing.


Watermelon holds up pretty well on a grill, provided they're not over-ripe. Over-ripe melons have that grainy texture that can give you a mealy mouth-feel, but those melons are perfect for the blender. Throw in some strawberries and kiwi, a splash of rum, a dash of sugar, a touch of vanilla, and maybe a drizzle of Chambord and you've got adult summer beverages that the Significant Other will slap you on the hiney for, and in the good way. Note: I am a chef, not a mixologist, so forgive my layman's take on cocktails. I am sure some bartenders are rolling their eyes at the imprecise measures, as much as I look at some recipes and say to myself, "right, bud, lemmee fix this"...

Grilled watermelon is really nice. Grilled cantaloupe or honeydew as well. A lot of vegetables, like cauliflower, can be great grilled.

I'm NOT a grilled fruit sandwich guy. It's not my thing, and I LIKE a lot of grilled fruit, but I think that they have a better place on a salad, with some chevre, maybe some pistachios and even some craisens for fun. Grilled cauliflower--or better yet, pan-seared and finished in a convection oven--makes for a more fun side dish that looks as cool as it is delicious. My issue with a watermelon "burger" is how quickly the bun is going to get soggy, and that detracts from the experience in my book. Grilled watermelon releasing liquid onto salad enhances the experience. Right ingredients, used in the best fashion.

Sushi grade ahi, blackened seared for no more than 10 seconds a side, sliced with a Sriracha aioli or mustard sauce, on ciabatta with some tomato and arugula? THAT's a burger "substitute." You hand that sandwich to someone, they're not going to go, "...but a burger" unless they really really dislike fish or seafood. Heck, Morningstar Farms does a great faux sausage patty that when seared makes a KILLER sandwich. Why? Not just because of the taste, which is on point, but the texture is there, and you bite into a sandwich, you bite INTO it, without juices sogging up the bun, and you get a great mouth-feel. This is why I'm not so much a fan of egg salad sammies or ham salad for that matter. Adding a potato fritter to a burger? Whole different story. Sliding a pea cake in with burger or deli sammich, also a nice accompaniment. It's not the "vegetable" or "fruit" concept itself, it's how everything interacts and you don't want to ruin the experience, even IF something is tasty as heck, by pairing it with something that's going to ruin it. Like red wine with peppermint schnapps or dill in a chowder.
 
2020-08-06 6:41:20 AM  

hubiestubert: Throw in some strawberries and kiwi, a splash of rum, a dash of sugar, a touch of vanilla, and maybe a drizzle of Chambord and you've got adult summer beverages that the Significant Other will slap you on the hiney for, and in the good way.


I'm recently divorced and have quit drinking, but I appreciate the sentiment.
 
2020-08-06 6:48:16 AM  

optikeye: I haven't tried those. But most of the watermelon grill things require it be 'compressed' in a food saver bag for a few hours to break up the cell wall.

I have tried 'cauliflower' 'steaks/burgers' and they're pretty good. Just slice them thick and keep the stem intact so it holds together...and give them a marinade with honey/siraachch/worchechter(or soy sauce) glaze.

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Grilled cauliflower in the fashion you mentioned is pretty good. I'd take it any day of the week. People calling anything but ground-up cow a "burger" still makes Baby Meat Jesus cry, however.
 
2020-08-07 3:16:06 AM  
I prefer my watermelon crushed in Thighland.

CAN WE CRUSH A WATERMELON WITH OUR THIGHS?
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2020-08-07 8:15:42 AM  
I am still not wiling to call anything a 'burger' just because it is grilled and on a bun.

What's wrong with a 'grilled watermelon sandwich'?
 
2020-08-07 11:44:37 AM  

Bennett the Mad: I am still not wiling to call anything a 'burger' just because it is grilled and on a bun.

What's wrong with a 'grilled watermelon sandwich'?


Insufficient level of catchiness.
 
2020-08-07 12:49:34 PM  

cyberspacedout: It's a sandwich.

Hamburgers are made with ground meat.


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