Impregnation in culinary terms refers to the process of soaking or saturating an ingredient with a substance. Using the Smartwhip system, we impregnated watermelon with diluted soy sauce to create the perfect umami – it’s complex, balanced, long-lasting and provides a mouth-watering sensation. Served with tuna tataki and shiso garnishing, you have yourself a perfect starter.
- 400 g fresh watermelon
- 450 ml of diluted soy sauce
- 5 g red shiso to garnish
To ensure a smooth cooking experience, please read the Smartwhip care and safety guidelines before usage.
- Wash the watermelon and cut it into perfect cubes of approximately 3 centimetres width.
- Place the watermelon cubes in the siphon and add the diluted soy sauce, ensuring that the watermelon cubes are fully covered with liquid.
- Connect your Smartwhip to the siphon and charge it to 13 bar. Disconnect your Smartwhip and place the siphon in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- When the infusion time has passed, vent the siphon to release the built-up gas completely, then take out the impregnated watermelon cubes.
Tip: Hold a bowl above the siphon nozzle to catch any liquid that sprays out.
Arrange two impregnated watermelon cubes on a plate with two cubes of tuna tataki. Garnish the impregnated watermelon with two leaves of red shiso, and it’s ready to be served!