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Grilled Watermelon Bites

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings

Description

Note: To chiffonade the basil, stack leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar. Then with a sharp knife, slice thin slices from one end to the other.


Ingredients

Glaze

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large basil leaves, cut into chiffonade (see note above)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Remaining ingredients

  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 24 medium basil leaves
  • 12 cubes watermelon, about 1 ½ inch square
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced into 12 slices (use sharp wet knife to cut through the soft cheese)
  • 12 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, for grilling

Instructions

  1. Begin by placing all glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan and reduce over medium heat by half, about five to ten minutes. Set aside.
  2. To prepare, slice each slice of prosciutto the long way so you have twelve long pieces.
  3. Take one of them and lay on your board. Place a basil leaf in center and top with a cube of watermelon.
  4. Next lay a slice of goat cheese on top and finish with a second basil leaf.
  5. Fold the sides of the prosciutto up overlapping the top so that the cube is tight.
  6. Place a toothpick through where the prosciutto overlaps, which should be directly over the top. (Each side will be grilled except the top where the cheese is).
  7. Heat a grilled rib pan over medium heat and when hot, brush the top with half the oil.
  8. Lay out cubes on their sides (a side with prosciutto) and grill for a minute or so or until slightly crispy. Turn to face up and repeat. Then flip on the other side and repeat.
  9. Remove to a serving platter and drizzle with the reserved glaze. Serve immediately.