Grilled Shrimp with Watermelon and Feta

Grilled Shrimp with Watermelon and Feta
Tara Fisher Copyright © 2015
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings


16 raw jumbo shrimp
2 lemons
3cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 to 1teaspoons crushed red pepper
1/2 to 1teaspoons dried oregano
1small watermelon
1cup feta, crumbled
4 scallions, sliced
1/4cup fruity extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A good handful of Greek basil or mint leaves


  1. Put the shrimp into a large glass or ceramic bowl and add the juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon, garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, and a good seasoning of salt and black pepper. Mix well, cover, and let marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  2. While the shrimp are marinating, cut the watermelon into chunks or slices and remove the skin. Arrange on a large platter, cover, and chill in the fridge.
  3. Preheat a grill or ridged grill pan on the stove over medium to high heat.
  4. Cook the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and nicely charred.
  5. Arrange the shrimp over the chilled watermelon and scatter with the feta and scallions. Drizzle the olive oil over the whole dish, top with a flourish of Greek basil or mint, and serve with extra lemon to squeeze over.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits © 2016 by Annie Rigg, Kyle Books