Tomato Aspic

This is a classic from the Woman's Industrial Exchange in Baltimore.

Tomato Aspic
This is a classic from the Woman's Industrial Exchange in Baltimore.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 sprigs parsley
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp. gelatin

Instructions

  1. Mix together tomato juice, onions, celery, parsley, lemon juice, sugar, bay leaf, cloves, and peppercorns in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30–40 minutes.
  2. Soften gelatin in 12 cup water. Strain juice, discarding solids. Return to pot and stir in gelatin until dissolved. Pour into a lightly oiled 8" × 8" pan or ring mold, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 4 hours. Serve with mayonnaise, if you like.