As we bid adieu to the scorching summer days and welcome the crisp embrace of autumn, there's a flavor-packed treat from the season that I simply can't wait to share with you. It's a symphony of flavors, an unexpected twist on a classic favorite, and a delightful farewell to summer's sweetest fruit. 🍉🍅🌿
What You'll need:
Watermelon, Cocktail Tomatoes, Nut's of your Choice, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and Balsamic Glaze.
Here's how the magic unfolds:
Watermelon Wonder: Start with a thick, juicy watermelon square as your canvas. The vibrant colors alone will make your taste buds tingle with anticipation.
Tomato Tango: Next, we add a generous dollop of tomato confit, a slow-cooked masterpiece that's rich, tangy, and bursting with umami. It's the perfect savory companion to watermelon's natural sweetness. To make the confit, simply cut tomatoes in half, pour a little olive oil over them, season with salt and pepper (add some herbs if you like) and slow roast them in the oven at 250 F for 2 1/2 hours. This delicious goodness goes also well on bread for an appetizer, you can stir it into pasta or cooked grains, use it as topping on hummus or with chicken, meat or fish or enjoy it with a cheese of your choice. It's so stinking yummy!
Nutty Elegance: Sprinkle a handful of your favorite toasted nuts on top. Almonds, pecans, walnuts or pistachios - they all play beautifully in this symphony of textures.
Olive Oil Embrace: A drizzle of high-quality extra virgin olive oil adds a touch of Mediterranean luxury. It's like a culinary hug that ties everything together.
Seasoned to Perfection: A pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper add depth and balance. Trust me; it's all in the details.
The Heat is On: Flash the creation in the oven for just 2-3 minutes (at 350 F) to awaken the flavors and create a tantalizing aroma that will make your kitchen feel like a five-star restaurant.
Balsamic Elegance: Before serving, crown this masterpiece with a gentle drizzle of balsamic glaze—a kiss of sweetness and acidity that elevates every bite. Garnish with a sprig of greenery like parsley, mint or whatever feels good to you, and your creation is ready to enjoy.
Why You Should Try This:
Savor the Season: Watermelon season is winding down, and this dish is a glorious way to pay homage to the summer we're bidding farewell to.
Unexpected Delight: This watermelon square is not your typical salad. It's a burst of creativity and a taste sensation that you won't want to miss.
Impress Your Guests: Whether you're hosting a dinner party or treating yourself to a solo culinary adventure, this dish is sure to impress.
Don't miss out on this flavor sensation. Give it a try before watermelon season slips away for another year. Your taste buds will thank you!
Stay tuned for more culinary adventures in our "Flavor of the Week" series, and remember to hit reply and share your thoughts or ask any questions. I love hearing from you!
Here's to savoring the last splash of summer!
Let's Rock the Kitchen together!