400 gr fresh watermelon
450 ml diluted soy sauce
5 gr red shisoto garnish
Impregnation in culinary terms refers to the process of soaking or saturating an ingredient with a substance. Using Smartwhip, 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 garnish, you have yourself a perfect starter.
How to Impregnate Watermelon With Soy Sauce:
To ensure a smooth cooking experience, please read the Smartwhip care and safety guidelines before using.
- Wash the watermelon and cut it into perfect cubes of approximately 3 centimeters (roughly 1.2 inches).
- 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 bars. Disconnect your Smartwhip and place the siphon in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- When fully infused, vent the siphon to completely release the built-up gas, 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 serve!