Watermelon-injected grilled pork fillet with watermelon salsa

Watermelon-injected grilled pork fillet with watermelon salsa

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • DifficultyMedium

For the watermelon salsa

2 cups watermelon, seeded, finely diced
1 Granny Smith apple, finely diced
1 red onion, julienned
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapenos, seeded, finely diced
1 bunch fresh coriander, stemmed
2 tbsps sugar
2 limes, squeezed
Dash rice wine vinegar
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper

For the pork fillet

900g pork fillet
3 cups watermelon, seeded, diced
3 jalapenos, seeded, diced
1 tbsp salt
2 cups sugar
60ml melon liqueur, optional (recommended: Midori)
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
Special equipment: sterilised syringe injector
1) For the salsa, combine all of the ingredients in medium mixing bowl and chill until ready to serve.

2) For the fillet, use a sharp knife to trim fillet of any fat by removing as much of the silver skin as possible.

3) Combine watermelon and jalapenos in a blender and puree, about 2-3 minutes. Strain mixture through fine sieve and return to blender. Add the salt, sugar and melon liqueur (if using) to blender and blend together, about 2-3 minutes. Reserve 225ml of marinade for basting. Draw remaining marinade with syringe injector. Inject pork liberally with marinade. Sprinkle salt and pepper to cover pork. Let marinate while heating the griddle.

4) Remove pork from platter and place directly on the flame for direct heat. Roll the pork over the direct heat to give it griddle marks. Remove pork from direct heat and place away from the flame to finish cooking. Baste with glaze every 10-15 minutes until pork reaches an internal temperature of 62C. Remove from griddle to platter and let cool for 5 minutes.

Slice pork into medallions and serve with watermelon salsa.

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