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.
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Food on 08/28/2019
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