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Recipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

We can't say whether these tomato aspic recipes are anything like the one served at the much-missed Bryce's Cafeteria as requested by a Hot Springs reader, but perhaps one or both are close enough to satisfy a craving.

Tomato Aspic I

1 (3-ounce) package lemon Jell-O

1 cup diced stuffed olives

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 small can tomato sauce

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 cup diced celery

½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Prepare Jell-O according to package directions. Set aside to cool slightly. Stir in remaining ingredients, pour into a mold or molds and refrigerate until set.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe from Culinary Treasures, Woman's City Club of Little Rock, Ark.

Tomato Aspic II

3 tablespoons plain gelatin

3 cups tomato juice, divided use

1 cup loosely packed celery leaves

1 ¼ teaspoons sugar

1 ¼ teaspoons salt

Dash white pepper

Pinch ground red pepper (cayenne)

1 whole clove

½ bay leaf

¼ teaspoon onion juice

1 ¾ teaspoons lemon juice

In a bowl, combine gelatin and ½ cup cold water; stir until thick and smooth.

In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of the tomato juice. Add celery leaves, sugar, salt, white pepper, cayenne, clove and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and boil covered for 5 minutes. Strain the seasoned juice through a strainer.

Add strained juice to the softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool, then add remaining tomato juice and onion and lemon juices.

Pour into a 3-cup mold, or into 8 or 9 individual molds. Chill until set. (Overnight is best.) Unmold, and serve on lettuce leaf.

Serves 6 as a side salad.

Recipe adapted from The Courier-Journal (Louisville).


■ Asian dressing like that served on the Asian salad at ZaZa's in the Heights for Ritchie Maxwell.

■ Fruit dip like that served at Quitman Catfish Restaurant for Dale Moody.

Send recipe contributions, requests and culinary questions to Kelly Brant, Idea Alley, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203; email:

Please include a daytime phone number.

Food on 08/28/2019

Print Headline: Tomato aspic gets 2 recipe variations


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