Nitrogenated Watermelon Gelee

21 07 2011

Yes Gelee…. not jelly. Why? Because modern cooking deserves trendy, modern lingo.  When using Gelatin, if you’re not making jello shots… class-it-up a bit and make it a gelee!

I had quite a bit of watermelon left over after experimenting with my watermelon carbonation and infusions, so I decided to try making something else new…  a Nitrogenated Watermelon Gelee.

Ingredients:

  • Half of a watermelon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tablespoon superfine white sugar
  • 3 grams gelatin powder
  • 1 Nitrogen charger

Directions:

  • Scoop out on half of the watermelon, and blend the fruit with the juice of 1 lime, the gelatin powder and sugar, until completely liquified.
  • Strain through a fine strainer, and pour into iSi Whip canister until liquid reaches the max limit line.
  • Screw on the nitrogen charger and shake well.
  • Store on its side in the fridge for 1 hour. Shake again before your serve.

Conclusion: Presentation is key! As great as it tastes, serving in the empty watermelon rind or some sort of other create plating will really make the difference between a delicious dish and a memorable dish.

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2 responses

24 07 2011
johnhb

OK- I came in half way through this so it’s probably my fault, but.. what the *&*# is a “nitrogen charger” and where does one buy one? (I live in New Zealand by the way..). Cheers, John

25 07 2011
Brianne Michelle

Hi John,
The tool you’ll need for nitrogen infusions or charges is a whip cream canister. I have the iSi Whip, and LOVE it… but any whip will work. You can buy them at Amazon or http://www.isinorthamerica.com/foodservice/products/gourmet-whip-plus.
Couple direct links: Whip-it $37 (http://www.webstaurantstore.com/whip-it-1-liter-professional-cream-whipper/407WHC32.html?utm_source=Amazon&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Amazon+Campaign)

iSi whip- $77 http://www.amazon.com/iSi-Creative-Polished-Stainless-Dessert/dp/B002H3NFNM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1311614023&sr=8-2

And then you can choose whether you want to buy the CO2 chargers (to carbonate) or the Nitrogen Chargers. These can be found on Amazon.com for pretty inexpensive (approx $5-$8 for a pack of 10 chargers). Both are interchangeable with the whips!
Thanks and good luck!!!

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