Jello Salad In Self-Experiment

After months of being strangely fascinated by Jello salads in all their disguises, I have decided to make my own!

I am somewhat picky as far as vegetables are concerned, and many of those often found in jellos salads I don’t like at all, like carrots, celery or radishes. So I selected a couple of ingredients I normally don’t mind eating but still tried to keep it in the proper style.

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In Germany it would require some effort to get hold of US Jell-O, but Dr. Oetker ‘Götterspeise’ – ‘god’s food’ (!) – does the job just as well. We don’t have too many flavours here, but lemon is just perfect. Pimento-stuffed olives are a given, then I chose prawns and red pepper. I don’t own a proper jelly mold but my brioche mold also looks quite nice for it. The method of preparation was gleaned from yesterday’s Sequin Salad. Beware, klicking on the next pictures will open them in ‘shock size’

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Finished, still in the mold: Looks pretty scary already

selfjello1Maybe a few seconds too long in the warm water for un-molding, but the result looks convincing.

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Side view: Oh. My. God.

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And ready to taste on my authentic 1960s serving plate

The taste: atrocious as expected. I ended up picking out all the bits and disposed the gelatin in the toilet. Even Mircale Whip wouldn’t have helped it to taste any better.

 

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