Impregnated Watermelon With Tuna Tataki

Impregnated watermelon

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. 

Ingredients

    • 400 g fresh watermelon 
    • 450 ml of diluted soy sauce 
    • 5 g red shiso to garnish 

Directions

To ensure a smooth cooking experience, please read the Smartwhip care and safety guidelines before usage.

    1. Wash the watermelon and cut it into perfect cubes of approximately 3 centimetres width. 
    2. Place the watermelon cubes in the siphon and add the diluted soy sauce, ensuring that the watermelon cubes are fully covered with liquid.
    3. 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. 
    4. 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.

Serving

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! 

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