My husband did it. I’m not sure where he drew his inspiration from, but most likely it was from his summertime obsession with watermelon. The seeded fruit is a staple at our house during the warm summer months and perfectly cools us off. Until my husband decides it might taste great grilled. Which he did. Or sauteéd. Which he did too.
Pairing my garden’s plethora of summer squash with his favorite fruit was a natural pairing for him with the watermelon adding a mellow sweetness to the zucchini.
A toss of fresh mint and a squirt of lime add a zing to both ingredients making it a decidedly delicious accompaniment to a dinner of fish or chicken.
Zucchini and Watermelon Sauté
2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cups zucchini, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup watermelon, large dice
Small bunch fresh mint leaves
Salt and pepper
In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add zucchini and cook for 4-5 minutes or until al denté.
Add wine and stock and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add watermelon and cook for 3 more minutes until sauce is reduced. Add remaining tablespoon of butter to thicken sauce, toss in mint and a squeeze of lime. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
side dish, summer, watermelon, zucchini
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