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Hemingway's Watermelon and Ahi Tuna Soup

Hemingway would love it!
After attending the Annual Hemingway Look Alike Contest in Key West, I have enjoyed creating recipes that I thought would be enjoyed by Hemingway the fisherman. This first course is light and extremely flavorful. Wally Collins, Papa 2014"


6 cups seedless watermelon, in chunks.
2 Heirloom Tomatoes, skinned.
1 shallot, fine dice.
Fresh ginger, thumb nail size, shaved.
Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, smashed.
1 Orange, juiced, save pulp.
1 table sugar.
2 tsp rice vinegar.
1 table lime and lemon juice.
Salt & Pepper

Ahi Tuna: 4 - 3 oz. portions
1 tbsp flour

Garnish: cilantro, mint and green onion.


Purée watermelon in three batches...hold.
Heat oil and sweat shallots and ginger.
Add garlic and turn heat to simmer. Do not burn!
Add OJ, pulp and vinegar to deglaze pan.
Move all to blender, purée.
Add watermelon then strain and refrigerate.
Ahi Tuna: season each with salt/ pepper and lightly dust w/ flour.
Heat large sauté pan to med-high in thin layer of oil.
Sauté steaks 2 min. on each side.
Ladle soup in shallow bowl, center steaks.
Garnish w/ pinch of combination of green onion, mint and cilantro

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