Artichoke Aspic Salad

Artichoke Aspic Salad

I know some of you are cringing. I have to admit that as a child I cringed as well. I probably could find a picture of this on some holiday table. On the other hand, I have to say that merely seeing the recipe made me think that maybe I need to give it another chance. This recipe is in my mother’s handwriting, but in Nini’s collection. I am not sure of the provenance beyond that.

Artichoke Aspic Salad

1 can heart of artichoke
1 envelope gelatin
1 3/4 c. chicken broth
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 small onion grated
1/3 c. celery chopped fine
1 can asparagus spears
1 can tomato aspic
Salad Greens

I phoned my mother who gave the following directions:

You take the gelatin, dissolve in cold water, like the envelope tells you how. Bring chicken broth to boil, add gelatin and lemon juice, onion, celery , as it starts to cool, stir. Then add can tomato aspic, stir until dissolves. Place an artichoke heart in the center of each custard cup surrounded by asparagus. Carefully add dissolved gelatin. Cover with wax paper. Chill. Serve with mayonnaise or sour cream with a little lemon juice or lemon zest mixed in. My mother also said that she likes it better with 2 envelopes of gelatin.

Mitternight Boiler Works did some work with this tractor company; repairing engines and such. The boiler works is down on the docks in Mobile. If you go to the right of the tunnel go down 8 blocks, then turn left, that now says Yarborough Boiler Works. You can see the big old corrugated building and they work on all sorts of welding stuff. Up some wood stairs, you see an office with a lot of windows that always looked like a tornado went through it when my grandfather ran the company. My great-grandmother went and did books three times a week at the boiler works.


  1. YIKES!!

  2. frighteningggggggggg

  3. Don’t knock it till you try it!

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