Consommé of smoked tomato and watermelon
You may not expect this combination of tomato and watermelon, but do believe us when we tell you how surprisingly tasty it is. The flavours combine really well in a salad, gazpacho or smoothie. In this recipe, we prepare a great tasting broth of tomato and watermelon smoked on the Big Green Egg. Surprise your guests with this special and easy-to-prepare starter!
For the bouillon
- 2 kg ripe tomatoes
- 100 g lovage
- 3 dl San Mauro olive oil
- 1/4 watermelon
- Heat the Big Green Egg, with the Cast Iron Grid, to a temperature of 180-200°C and soak a handful of Wood Chips.
- Roast the tomatoes for a few minutes on the Cast Iron Grid, rolling them slowly over the grid.
- Finely chop a few leaves of lovage and keep them apart. Place the remaining lovage with the roasted tomatoes and olive oil in the Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Sprinkle the soaked Wood Chips onto the glowing coals and place the Cast Iron Dutch Oven on the grid. Close the dome of the EGG and leave to smoke for about 45 minutes. Meanwhile use a parisienne scoop to make small balls of watermelon flesh.
- Take the Cast Iron Dutch Oven out of the EGG and remove the lovage. Rub the tomatoes through a sieve and season with pepper and salt. Finally add the finely chopped lovage and the watermelon balls.
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