In the latest episode of Mad Genius Tips, watermelon wonder Justin Chapple demonstrates the most efficient way to dice your watermelon into perfect cubes without any mess. Take those cubes and whip up a savory summer dish. Here, five deliciously savory watermelon recipes to cool down your summer:
1. Vietnamese Tuna Seviche
Chef Tyson Cole tosses cubes of bluefin tuna, refreshing watermelon and ultra-ripe cherry tomatoes with homemade nuoc cham, a salty, vibrant Vietnamese condiment made with fish sauce, lemon and lime juice, garlic, ginger, chiles and sugar.
2. Cold Watermelon Soup
“Watermelon juice has such a mild flavor that most thickeners would overpower its taste,” says chef Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa in Boston. “But xanthan allows me to turn it into a soup.”