Crab Meat Salad In Aspic

Crab salad in aspic rings is a very elegant dish. The recipe calls for mixing gelatin with tomato juice and then topping with crab meat.
  • 1/2 pound crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1-3/4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • Salad greens
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat, being careful not to break the meat into small pieces.
  2. Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat tomato juice to boiling point; add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  4. Add seasonings and lemon juice.
  5. Place in 6 individual, 3-ounce ring molds; chill until firm.
  6. Combine onion, celery, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mayonnaise and crab meat.
  7. Chill.
  8. Unmold aspic rings on salad greens.
  9. Fill centers with crab salad.
Serves 6.

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