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How to compress watermelon for an awesome hors d'oeurve!

Love the mix of sweet & savory! Here I use a little physics to help me intensify the flavor of my watermelon. Use as an hors d'oeurve or add to an arugula salad for a super-summery starter! Enjoy.

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Pick up a yummy watermelon!

Pick up a yummy watermelon!

Cube watermelon and save your scraps. Discard rind and outside.

Cube watermelon and save your scraps. Discard rind and outside.

Pur\u00e9e scraps, so you can add back to compressed watermelon in future step.

Purée scraps, so you can add back to compressed watermelon in future step.

Pur\u00e9e away!

Purée away!

Reduce pur\u00e9e in half, this will intensify the flavor. If your watermelon isn't super ripe, feel free to add 1 T of honey to the reduced pur\u00e9e.

Reduce purée in half, this will intensify the flavor. If your watermelon isn't super ripe, feel free to add 1 T of honey to the reduced purée.

Chill pur\u00e9e completely before continuing. I'm using a Irinox Blast Chiller. Will be below 39F in no time at all!

Chill purée completely before continuing. I'm using a Irinox Blast Chiller. Will be below 39F in no time at all!

Meanwhile, add cubed melon to a vacuum bag. Or foodsaver bag.

Meanwhile, add cubed melon to a vacuum bag. Or foodsaver bag.

Once liquid is chilled, add 1/8 C to the bagged melon.

Once liquid is chilled, add 1/8 C to the bagged melon.

Adding liquid to melon so it can be incorporated back into the fruit will intensify the flavor!

Adding liquid to melon so it can be incorporated back into the fruit will intensify the flavor!

Et Voila! Enjoy, and thanks for checking out my guide!

Et Voila! Enjoy, and thanks for checking out my guide!

  • 1.0 Watermelon
  • 1.0 Vacuum chamber sealer - preferably Orved
  • Goat cheese
  • Olives