yup! that's right. grilled watermelon is showing up in recipes:
i also just saw a grilled watermelon and arugula salad in the august traditional home magazine. here is dc's cafe panache's version, with feta cheese, spinach, mint, etc: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2007/07/18/cafe-panache-grilled-watermelon-salad/
with mozz, basil and balsamic (a la "margarita" pizza): http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/GRILLED-WATERMELON-SALAD-1206517
with shrimp and a sherry vinaigrette: http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_links/links_article.aspx?storyid=92588&catid=15
Grilled Watermelon with Goat Cheese, Pancetta, and Tomato Water Cloud
by Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill – New York, NY (a very nice, wide-ranging blog, too!
this is done with a honey-lime syrup: http://foodblogga.blogspot.com/2007/08/try-grilled-watermelon-for-your-labor.html
cat cora's version, with prawns: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cat-cora/grilled-watermelon-and-prawns-recipe/index.html
from jose andres, a salad with pistachios and micro greens: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/aspen-2006-grilled-watermelon-steaks-with-pistachios-and-micro-greens-bistec-de-sandia-a-la-parilla-con-pistachios-y-micro-greens
watermelon-mango-jicama salsa (ok, not grilled, but it looked really great!): http://foodblogga.blogspot.com/2008/06/grilled-steak-tacos-with-watermelon.html
grilled shrimp and watermelon salad with honey-balsamic dressing (and blueberries!): http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=682936
grilled scallops and watermelon kabobs (with sesame oil, ginger and garlic!): http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/appet...
have you done this? any tips or special recipes you'd like to share? (or have i hoovered them all up from google?) ;-)
ok, I'm resurrecting this topic, based on a related riff here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5576...
which also gives a great recipe for Asian pork belly and watermelon salad.
Perhaps that's what the list above is missing, Alkapal - red meat.
Given the clear Asian theme, I think some duck, with lots of cripy skin, wouldn't go amiss, either.
okay, just one more, 'cause the combo sounded really good:
Grilled Watermelon & Avocado Salad
mixed greens / kaiware sprouts / lemon wasabi dressing
from "zengo" in denver (really yummy menu ideas, too, from ceviches to sushi to meat and vegetarian dishes, noodles, dumplings, wheat free entrees, plus superb flavor combinations in every category): http://www.usmenuguide.com/zengodenver.html
an earlier thread from 2006: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/285726