"Sweet Heat" Thai Chili Compressed Watermelon | USV20 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

"Sweet Heat" Thai Chili Compressed Watermelon | USV20 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Posted by A Food Dude | David Laforce on Sep 9th 2022

Everyone loves fruit. Right? 

What if I tell you that your fruit is boring but I can show you how to spice up your fruit life! 

The magic of compression. Compressing is a fun and simple way to add another dimension to your fruit - changing both the texture and flavor for the better. And if you do it with your favorite liquid, the fruit will absorb the liquid creating a whole new flavor profile. 

An infused simple syrup can turn your boring fruit into a super star. Light herbs like mint, basil or lavender add a subtle hint. Fresh ginger and vanilla add a bit more flavor. Even alcohol can add excitement. But you shouldn't forget using a spicy chili pepper to infuse flavor. The heat from the chili pairs well with the sweetness of the fruit, leaving a flavor explosion on your tongue. 


1 ripe watermelon

2 thai bird chilis, chopped

crumbled feta

fresh mint leaves 


1. Take half the watermelon, cutting it into cubes and blending it until fully mixed. 


2. Strain the blended watermelon to remove anything unnecessary.

3. Add two chopped Thai bird chilis (you can add more or any other pepper of your choosing if you like it really spicy).

4. Place in the refrigerator and let sit for 24 hours to let the liquid infuse.

5. The next day, cut the remainder of the watermelon into cubes.

6. Place them into a chamber pouch and add some of the chili infused liquid.

7. Vacuum seal the chamber pouch using the Avid Armor USV20 Chamber Vacuum Sealer to compress the watermelon.

8. After the watermelon is compressed with the chili liquid, make a salad with feta and fresh mint.

This was so good I can't wait to try other ways to add sweet heat.

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