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Grilled Melon Relish

with Chile and Honey
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Grilled Melon Relish

Grilled Melon Relish - Refreshing relish - perfect for grilled pork or chicken

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Health Score:
Health Score
7,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 45 min.
Ready in
Calories:
48
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Melons are largely made of water, which means they contain hardly any calories; however they are rich in the dyes beta-carotene and lycopene, which combat free radicals. 

While this recipe only calls for a short grilling time, its imperative for the flavor because even a few minutes of grilling deeply enhances the melon flavor!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie48 kcal(2 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat1 g(1 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate22 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin2.5 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C26 mg(27 %)
Potassium240 mg(6 %)
Calcium31 mg(3 %)
Magnesium11 mg(4 %)
Iron0.6 mg(4 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.3 mg(4 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.1 g
Uric acid18 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 piece
1
1
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 pound
Cantaloupe (or honeydew melon)
Vegetable oil (for the grill)
3
4 sprigs
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Brush, 1 Grill pan, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

1.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 1

Peel ginger root and finely chop.

2.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 2

Halve chile lengthwise, remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. cut chile into small dice. Squeeze juice from lime.

3.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 3

Bring honey to a boil in a pot, then stir in vinegar.

4.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 4

Add ginger, chile and 2 tablespoons lime juice to pot and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

5.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 5

Peel melon, halve lengthwise and remove seeds and pulp with a spoon.

6.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 6

Cut melon into thin wedges, season lightly with salt and then dab with paper towels.

7.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 7

Grill melon on a lightly oiled grill pan or hot grill (placing the wedges directly on oiled grates) until charred in spots, about 45 seconds per side.

8.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 8

Remove from grill, let cool and cut into small cubes.

9.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 9

Add the melon cubes to the ginger mixture and toss to combine.

10.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 10

Rinse scallions, pat dry and cut the white and light-green parts into very thin slices.

11.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 11

Rinse the cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop.

12.
Grilled Melon Relish preparation step 12

Add scallions and cilantro to relish and season with salt and pepper. Let stand for at least 1 hour before serving.