Barbecue Salad

Perhaps this would taste good. But without having tried it, the idea of tomato jello just doesn't sound appealing to me.

However, here's a person who's actually made the stuff!

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 02, 2014
     Category: Food | Jello

Well, if there's lemon in it then I'll guarantee you that some Mediterranean loves it! Throw in some olive oil and chamomile and it will cure Ebola, cancer, and hives.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/02/14 at 09:32 AM
I noticed that the person who made the salad had no comment on the taste! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/02/14 at 09:44 AM
Though in my younger wilder days I probably would have added the celery salt, gone heavy on the tabasco, light on the water added a large quantity of vodka and called them bloody Mary jello shots! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/02/14 at 10:01 AM
Same here, Ty.

I remember a conversation with my college French instructor about her experience as an exchange teacher during a Thanksgiving season. She had some items sent to her by her family, including Jell-o. She told me that when she brought it to the table, her friends took one look at it and politely declined to take any. They thought it was oddly colored aspic, a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consommé. They couldn't quite accept the fact that Americans ate this for dessert.
Posted by KDP on 12/02/14 at 10:03 AM
Mmm bloody Mary jello shots! Ty you're a genius. (but I already knew that) 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/02/14 at 10:44 AM
I am terrible cooking with liquor. Drink some .. add more to the recipe .. repeat repeat repeat...
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/02/14 at 11:35 AM
It looks like it needs vodka - a LOT of vodka.
Posted by tadchem on 12/02/14 at 01:26 PM
BD, so even if nothing is cooked you end up stewed! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/02/14 at 01:30 PM
In the early 60s, Jell-o came up with four new flavors they dubbed "JELL-O for Salads!" The flavors were celery, seasoned tomato, mixed vegetables, and Italian. I have a box of the seasoned tomato in my kitchen display of strange old products.

It does make a lot of sense - housewives in the 60s were making Jell-O molds by the millions, and many contained chopped vegetables. My mother would make a cherry Jell-o with sliced radishes, and I could never get past the confusion of the flavors of cherries and radishes together. So having a vegetable-flavored gelatin would seem to make sense. But, it didn't sell well and it was pulled within a couple years.
Posted by AdamsonScott on 12/02/14 at 06:23 PM
@Patty, thanks you always say the nicest things!
@BD, almost all of my recipes start off like this
Step 1: Pour 8-12 oz. of the best red wine you can get liberally into the cook! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/02/14 at 08:25 PM
Carrots in orange Jell-O was the going trend around our holiday tables.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/02/14 at 11:04 PM
About 30 years ago, our grandmother invited me and my brother and sister, and our respective spouses, over to her house for dinner.The menu was congealed everything. Congealed fruit salad. Congealed vegetable salad. Congealed meat salad.If it had been anyone else in the world, I would've assumed that it was an elaborate practical joke. But it wasn't. She was clearly very proud of her "theme" menu.

The rest of us spent the evening exchanging horrified glances, trying not to laugh, and pushing the "food" around on our plates.
Posted by Frank H on 12/03/14 at 06:05 PM
Years ago, while cleaning out my mom's kitchen cupboards, I found an unopened box of celery flavored Jello. The thought of it made me gag; Jello is stomach flu food to me under the best of circumstances. Did you ever see the Gallery of Regrettable Foods? Lots of Jell-o and other disgusting food items. I'd bet that everyone's Mom had at least one of the cookbooks mentioned there.
Posted by ScoutC on 12/03/14 at 08:20 PM
Don't forget all these wonderful discontinued Jello flavors:

Black Raspberry
Bubble Gum
Concord Grape
Cotton Candy
Green Apple
Root Beer
Italian Salad
Mixed Vegetable
Passion Fruit
Maple Syrup
Raspberry Mango
Seasoned Tomato
Sparkling Berry
Sparkling Mandarin Orange
Sparkling White Grape
Strawberry Punch
Triple Chocolate
Tropical Fruit
Wild Raspberry
Wild Strawberry
Watermelon Candy
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/03/14 at 09:17 PM
Do a web search for "Tomato Aspic". There are lots of recipes for this stuff; one site references a recipe from 1375!
Posted by Bill on 12/05/14 at 01:47 PM
Bill, tomatoes are fruit that grew in central America and didn't get taken to Europe until sometime in the 1500s. I couldn't find anything definitive on 1375 so, point the way, please.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/05/14 at 01:54 PM
I think Expat47 is correct. The URL refers to "aspics" and not tomato aspic in particular.

I do wonder how awful the medieval version was as well as just what it was!
Posted by Bill on 12/05/14 at 02:02 PM
For weird it's hard to beat my favorite aspic!
LARK'S TONGUES IN ASPIC! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/05/14 at 06:06 PM
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