Watermelon Poke

with Sesame Seeds, Snap Peas, and Mint

Watermelon Poke with Sesame Seeds, Snap Peas, and Mint

Recipe by Derick Kuntz
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Course: Sides, Appetizers, SaladsDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Chef Derick recommends pairing our Rosé with this refreshing summer salad. This bite helps to amplify the wine's aromatics of strawberries and watermelon. The acidity in the Rosé also helps to temper the spice of the dressing.

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Ingredients

  • Poke Dressing
  • 1 clove 1 garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 rice vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp 2 sesame oil

  • 1 Tbsp 1 chili crisp

  • 2 tsp 2 tamari

  • 1 tsp 1 brown sugar

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ground Sichuan pepper

  • Chili Crisp
    **to save time - purchase chili crisp**
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 canola oil

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 1/2 jalapeño, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 ground Sichuan pepper

  • 1 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 1 star anise

  • 1 Tbsp 1 chili flake

  • 1/2 Tbsp 1/2 gochujang

  • 1/2 Tbsp 1/2 tamari

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 sugar

  • Additional Ingredients
  • 4 cups 4 cubed watermelon

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 mint, chiffonade

  • 1 cup 1 snap peas, sliced

  • 1 Tbsp 1 black sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • CHILI CRISP
    *skip if you purchased chili crisp*
  • Bring canola oil, shallots, garlic, ground Sichuan pepper, jalapeño, cinnamon stick, and star anise to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for about 15-20 mins, or until ingredients are golden brown
  • Strain oil into a bowl
  • Pour ingredients onto a paper towel and let crisp
  • Discard cinnamon stick and star anise
  • After the ingredients have crisped, add them back to the oil
  • Add chili flakes, gochujang, tamari, and sugar to oil mixture
  • Whisk together until combined
  • POKE DRESSING
  • Whisk all ingredients together
  • Pour over cubed tuna and marinade in the fridge for 1 hour
  • ASSEMBLY
  • Place 1 cup of marinated watermelon cubes onto a plate
  • Garnish with 1/4 cup of sliced snap peas and sprinkle with toasted black sesame seeds and mint
  • Drizzle extra poke dressing on top
  • ***for appetizers, place one watermelon cube and tsp of poke dressing in a "teardrop" appetizer spoon. Top with sliced snap peas, black sesame seeds, and mint***

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Pairing Suggestions

Chef Derick recommends pairing our Rosé with this refreshing summer salad. This bite helps to amplify the wine’s aromatics of strawberries and watermelon. The acidity in the Rosé also helps to temper the spice of the dressing.

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2024-06-25T11:17:04-07:00June 25th, 2024|Categories: Appetizer, Recipe, Rosé, Side Dish, Summer|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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