Restaurant Chain TGI Fridays has announced a new innovative vegan dish joining its menu for Veganuary - a vegan steak made from watermelon.
The steak is made from fresh watermelon which is cut in slices and chargrilled to create its unique steak-like texture. The steaks are then marinated in garlic and seasoned with spicy sriracha to give the dish a fiery kick with a distinctive taste. They are served with a creamy avocado sauce and Fridays® Legendary Glaze to give the dish a hint of sweetness.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, TGI Fridays Head Development Chef, Terry McDowell, said: “We came up with the vegan steak to give our guests the same great taste from our grills but in a different way. Seasoning with Siracha and garlic gives the dish savoury, sweet and spicy notes with a juicy centre that cuts and eats like a juicy sirloin steak.
“We’re really excited about the new vegan steak because it’s unique to us here at TGI Fridays. We have taken a watermelon and made it into a main course. Most people think of watermelon as a sweet dish, but we have flipped that on its head. It is full of flavour and perfect for Veganuary and those who want to try something different.”
Priced at £12.99, the meat-free steak will be launched in all TGI Fridays restaurants in the UK.
The restaurant chain will add new vegan options to the menu on January 6th including the Vegan Stack Burger.