• Balsamic Infused Watermelon Salad

    Posted by PolyScience Staff

    Balsamic Infused Watermelon Salad with Feta, Thyme and Heirloom Tomatoes

    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Watermelon, 3 Pieces sliced 1″ batons / 2.5 cm, seeds removed.
    1 Large Heirloom Tomato, sliced.
    2-3 Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half.

    Watermelon Brine:
    1/2 oz. Aged Balsamic Vinegar
    1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
    1/2 oz. Water

    1 oz. Crumbled Feta Cheese
    Thyme Leaves and Flowers
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 oz. Aged Balsamic Vinegar, reduced to syrup consistency
    Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
    Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

    Step 1:
    Place sliced and seeded watermelon into vacuum bag along with brine ingredients.

    Step 2:
    Place vacuum bag into chamber vacuum sealer and pull a full, 100% vacuum on the fruit.

    Step 3:
    Remove watermelon from vacuum bag and arrange on plate with feta, tomatoes, thyme, olive oil, balsamic reduction, Maldon and black pepper. 

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  • How To Make Compressed Watermelon and Other Fruits

    Posted by Aidan McGrath

    Compressed fruits and vegetables are a fun and simple way to add dimension to any dish. Follow these step by step instructions and substitute other melon, pineapple, tomatoes, jicama, apples…you name it! The key is to use fruits and vegetables that are more porous than others.

    For a quick infusion, place a small amount of your favorite vinegar, liqueur, juice, simple syrup or tea in with the watermelon. The fruit will absorb the liquid and create a new flavor profile.

    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Watermelon, sliced 1″ / 2.5 cm, seeds removed.
    Amount, thickness and shape will vary, depending on need.

    Step 1:
    Place sliced and seeded watermelon into vacuum bag.

    Step 2:
    Place vacuum bag into chamber vacuum sealer and pull a full, 100% vacuum on the fruit.

    Step 3:
    If using immediately, remove from vacuum bag and serve.

    If saving for a later time, the compressed fruit will remain compressed for a maximum of two days. After two days, juices will start to expel from the fruit, surrounding the fruit in the vacuum pouch. The fruit is usable, but less desirable.

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  • Smoked Pineapple with Ginger, Mango and Vanilla

    Posted by PolyScience Staff

    Prep time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 1

    2-3 pieces Fresh Pineapple, sliced 1″/ 2.5cm batons
    Basil, Cilantro and Mint Leaves, to garnish
    1 Tablespoon Crystallized Ginger, minced
    1 Quenelle Vanilla Ice Cream
    1 Quenelle Mango Ice Cream
    1 oz. Graham Cracker Crumbs

    1 oz. Turbinado Sugar
    Bamboo Skewers

    PolyScience Apple Wood Smoking Gun™ Chips

    Step 1:
    Set the rear flow adjustment slider of the Sous Vide Professional™ to fully closed and the front flow adjustment slider to the maximum flow to ensure proper circulation. Set the temperature of the Sous Vide Professional™ to 160°F / 71°C.

    Step 2:
    Place sliced pineapple into vacuum bag.

    Step 3:
    Place vacuum bag into chamber vacuum sealer and pull a full, 100% vacuum on the pineapple.

    Step 4:
    Once water bath has reached 160°F / 71°C, place vacuum sealed pineapple in water bath and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from bag and let drain on a paper towel.

    Step 5:
    Place skewers through the pineapple, lengthwise, creating a lollipop.

    Step 6:
    Spread turbinado sugar onto a plate. Press one side of each skewer of pineapple into the sugar, coating evenly.

    Step 7:
    Brûlée the sugar evenly with sugar torch. Set aside to cool.

    Step 8:
    Place graham cracker crumbs on bottom of mason jar or plate.

    Step 9:
    Scoop 1 quenelle vanilla ice cream and 1 quenelle mango ice cream and place atop graham cracker crumbs.

    Step 10:
    Place brûléed pineapple skewers inside jar or on plate and garnish with crystallized ginger, mint, basil and cilantro.

    Step 11:
    Fill jar (or cover plate with salad bowl) with dense apple wood smoke from the PolyScience Smoking Gun™. Seal until presentation.

    Step 12:
    Serve immediately.

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  • Flash Pickles

    Posted by PolyScience Staff

    These super-fast pickles can be enjoyed immediately, or stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator. The sooner you enjoy them, the crisper they will be. Try using your own favorite brine recipe to create your own signature pickle.

    Prep time: 10 minutes

    4 Cucumbers, sliced ¼ – ½” thick rounds

    For pickling brine:

    ¼ C Pickling Salt

    ½ Gallon Filtered Water

    ½ Tablespoon Black Peppercorns, whole

    ½ Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes

    1 Clove Garlic, Crushed

    ½ Teaspoon Dill Seed

    2 Large Sprigs Flowering Dill

    Step 1:
    Combine all brine ingredients in a large enough sauce pot. Bring to a boil and thoroughly cool in refrigerator.

    Step 2:
    Place sliced cucumbers into 4 vacuum bags and evenly divide cold brine amongst them.

    Step 3:

    Vacuum seal.

    Step 4:
    Enjoy immediately or store for later.

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  • Smoked Deviled Eggs Topped with Vacuum Pickled Onions

    Posted by PolyScience Staff

    1900g Water
    5.6g Baking soda
    12 Eggs

    62g Mayonnaise
    8g Dijon Mustard
    4g White Vinegar
    1g Salt
    Black pepper, to taste

    PolyScience Cherry wood chips


    1. Combine the water, eggs and baking soda in a large pot over high heat.
    2. When the water comes to a boil, start a 7 minute timer.
    3. After 7 minutes has passed, place the eggs in a heavily iced bath.
    4. Once the eggs have fully chilled, peel the eggs.
    5. Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the insides.
    6. Place the egg whites in a container large enough to accommodate them.
    7. Insert the flexible tube of The Smoking Gun® into the container and fill it with a dense smoke for 30 seconds.
    8. Let the whites absorb the smoke for 5 minutes.
    9. Combine the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
    10. Pipe the egg yolk mixture into the smoked egg whites and top the eggs with the pickled red onions.

    Vacuum Pickled Red Onions
    333g Red onion (shaved)
    300g Simple syrup
    300g Red Wine Vinegar


    1. Combine the onion, simple syrup and vinegar in a vacuum pouch.
    2. Vacuum seal the onions on high and refrigerate the onions overnight.


    Thanks to Sheri Codiana for inspiring this recipe!

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