Gigi sent me this recipe and it was really good. I was excited to find it again just before the fourth!
Watermelon Marinated Steak Kabobs
1 ½ lbs. Flank steak (the thinner the better)
1 ½ c. cubed and seeded watermelon
¼ c. sugar
½ c. ketchup
¼ c. lime juice
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp. minced ginger root
2 tsp. salt (I use a little less)
1 tsp. chili paste (found in the oriental section)
2 tsp. soy sauce
½ c. minced green onions
2 c. cubed watermelon (for skewers)
Split the steak lengthwise and cut against the grain into ½ in. thick strips and place in a large zip-lock bag. Puree the watermelon cubes in a blender. Simmer the juice and sugar in a saucepot until reduced by half (about 1 c. syrup). Combine the syrup with ketchup, lime juice, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and green onion. Cool mixture to room temperature. Pour over steak and marinate 1 – 8 hours.
Thread meat onto skewers alternating with watermelon cubes.
Heat grill to medium high and grill each side 3 – 4 minutes. Serve with lime wedges.
Remember to soak your skewers in water for at least one hour so they don’t burn or you can use metal skewers.