Nothing tastes more refreshing than a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day. Originally from Africa, watermelon is the iconic symbol of the season, considered as American as apple pie, it announces the picnic table tradition of celebrations, with its sweet, juicy chorus of flavor, that will make your heart beat and taste buds sing.
One of my favorite ways to eat watermelon, is to slice off a thick wedge and devour its ruby-pink flesh like it is an ear of corn, with its sweet watery juice dripping from cheek to cheek, held firmly between my sticky fingers, I feast on it right down to the rind, while standing over my kitchen sink.
Another more civilized way to enjoy watermelon, is to give it a quick caramelizing sear in a sauté pan, to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit, and then pair it with bold peppery arugula, fresh heirloom tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and mint for a wonderful sweet and salty flavor combination that is a seasonal delight.
This dish is easy to prepare, and if you want to share it, well, that is up to you.
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