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Gelatin Salads Tomato Aspic

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Ingredients
  Tomato juice 1 Can (10 oz) (1 Qt, 14 Oz)
  Black peppercorns 12
  Cloves 8
  Bay leaves 2 Small
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unflavored gelatin 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, place together 5 cups tomato juice, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, salt.
2) Heat the tomato mixture to boil and reduce heat.
3) Let the tomato mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
4) Sprinkle gelatin over remaining tomato juice, to soften.
5) Stir the gelatin mixture in the tomato mixture, until gelatin is dissolve.
6) Remove the tomato mixture from the heat.
7) Pass the tomato mixture, through muslin cloth.
8) Stream the tomato mixture into 8 individual molds or 1-1/2-quart mold.

FINALIZING
9) Place in the refrigerator until firm for at least 3 hours.
10) When ready to serve, run a small spatula around edge of mold.
11) Invert the mold on a serving plate and place a hot, damp dishcloth on base of mold.
12) Shake the mold gently to release.

SERVING
13) Garnish with sliced olives, green pepper, cucumber, or salad greens as desired.
14) Serve with mayonnaise on side if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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