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- 1 mini watermelon, or ½ a regular watermelon
- 200ml soy sauce, or tamari
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 limes
- 2 tsp tomato purée
- sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove
- toasted sesame seeds
- sea salt
Prep time: 1h 10 min
Cooking time: 2h 10 min
Step 1Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas mark 5. Peel the mini watermelon with a knife, then place it in a roasting tray and cook in the oven for 2 hours, turning every half hour. We used a mini watermelon, for a regular sized watermelon, cut it half, or roast for longer. Note, the seeds will be bigger and there will be more of them.
Step 2Make a marinade by blitzing the soy sauce, tahini, 2 tbsp of lime juice, tomato purée, a glug of sesame oil, and the garlic clove.
Step 3Remove the melon from the oven, cover in the marinade and let it sit for 1 hour.
Step 4Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas mark 5. Return the melon to the oven for 5 mins or so, until the marinade has caramelized.
Step 5Thinly slice the melon and brush a little more marinade on. Season and sprinkle with coriander, toasted sesame seeds and sea salt, and serve with a wedge of lime.