I know this sounds like it will be gross. But I am intrigued by the idea of savoury jello. And this adventurous endeavour was inspired by a true story. Something along the lines of a lunch date, a fish salad, and my sister being a creative weirdo (of the most adorably variety).
Is this just another post to try to get you to ingest alcohol in more forms? Maybe. But I swear, I’m trying to turn you into alcohols….uh, alcoholics.
The project was pretty simple since I already had on hand all that regular stuff to mix up a tasty caesar:
-vodka or gin
-steak seasoning (or that fancy orange seasoning salt that restaurants put on fries)
Then I had to find plain gelatine. I found it in the baking aisle of the grocery. Knox unflavoured gelatine is not vegan or vegetarian. And if you don’t already know…. I don’t recommend looking up what gelatin is made of. Barf.
I made a yummy Caesar minus the booze.
BTW – here is my recipe for a kickass caesar. You can follow the recipe to make a tasty Caesar. But don’t put the olives and celery and stuff into the jello mix. That might not work out. On a related note you should probably make two Caesars so you can drink one while you make your jello.
Aiming for 2 cups of liquid I made a big old pint glass of Caesar.
And then heated it up on the stove. Once hot enough to dissolve the powder, I mixed in the packet of gelatine. Then I took it off the stove and waited for it cool until I could add in the delicious delicious booooooooze. And then I mixed it up some more.
Then I put it in a metal pan and jammed it into the fridge for a couple hours until it set.
And then we tried eating it.
It tasted exactly like a caesar…..um….. well…..except we were eating it with spoons because it’s half solidified.
The comments about this experiment included:
it’s sorta like eating cold tomato paste from the can.
it’s very ….. gelatinous.
tastes just like a caesar!
it’s got body to it.
it’s too weird.
Scary and blood coloured. Perfect timing for Halloween!
And my general overall comment for this project is: Ew.
No one was able to eat more than 2 bites. And the pan of Caesar jell-O ended up right where it belonged:
My advice is just skip the gelatine and make a yummy old school liquid Caesar for drinking. Because savoury drinks were not meant to become jell-O shots.