Grilled Steak with Mango Watermelon Relish

Grilled Steak with Mango Watermelon Relish
After a busy Memorial Day weekend loaded with eating and drinking and parties, I was on the hunt for an easy dinner for Monday evening.  I don't like to shop at the last minute for dinner so I hit the grocery store early on Friday morning so I wouldn't be fighting the crowds loading up on hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and red, white and blue sprinkled sugar cookies on Saturday and Sunday.  I filled my refrigerator with chicken, ground beef, and steaks and a variety of fruits and vegetables ensuring that I would have the ingredients needed to come up with with meals throughout the weekend.

A few items I picked up at my newly renovated Shoprite were flank steak, a whole watermelon, a couple mangoes, asparagus, and a half dozen ears of corn.  The sweet and savory food combinations are a favorite of mine so I set about developing a recipe to use the meats and fruits and vegetables I had on hand and which was easy to throw together.

Grilled Steak with Mango Watermelon Relish is a marriage of a slightly salty and savory grilled steak and a cool, sweet relish with a bite from diced red onion.  My family is not a fan of what they call "sweet meat" (meats combined with fruit) so I was the only one who enjoyed the steak with the fruit relish.  No worries as many of my dinners can be suited to the tastes of the diners.  Since my family opted out of the mango relish, they were able to have the grilled steak which benefited from the soy sauce and bourbon marinade.  With sides of steamed asparagus, corn on the cob, and some pasta salad leftover from a party on Sunday, dinner was a success.

If you are on the lookout for a new way to serve a grilled steak, give Grilled Steak with Mango Watermelon Relish a try.

Grilled Steak with Mango Watermelon Relish

serves 4

for marinade --

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 flank steak, about 1 3/4 pounds

for relish --

1 mango, diced
1/4 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup watermelon, diced
2 tablespoons red onion, diced

In a large resealable bag, combine the soy sauce, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and garlic.  Add the steak, seal bag and marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or 2 - 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, combine the mango, cucumber, watermelon and red onion in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Heat grill to medium high heat.  Grill the steak for 3 - 5 minutes per side.  Do not overcook the steak or it will be tough.  Flank steak is best served medium rare.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Slice thinly against the grain and serve topped with the relish.


Kathleen said...

I think this combo sounds wonderful!

Marlis said...

I agree with Kathleen. It does sound marvelous. That relish would fabulous atop just about anything I ca think of!

Natalie said...

I'm all about fruity salsas with meat and I've never seen one with watermelon! Just bookmarked!

mobile said...

I just love the combination between meat and fruits and this recipe looks so good in these pictures. i`m sure it is delicious so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.