Salsa "Jelly"

5
Servings
15m
Prep Time
5m
Cook Time
20m
Ready In


"I guess I'm on a molecular cooking kick, and this simple little jelly just sounds so fun and so good! Served with good tortilla chips, this will definitely impress your friends! Time doesn't include refrigeration time (overnight + 2 hours)."

Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (330.9 g)
  • Calories 75
  • Total Fat - 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1763.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 9.6 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 44.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 93.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place all the ingredients except gelatin sheets in a medium bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Line a deep bowl with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the salsa in to the center and gather the cloth around it tightly, to create a bundle. Tie the bundle together tightly with a long length of kitchen twine, then tie the string around the handle of a wooden spoon, making sure the bundle is close to the handle. Suspend the bundle over another deep bowl to catch the liquid. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 3

Remove the salsa from the fridge and gently squeeze the bundle to drain any remaining liquid int the bowl. Leave the bundle suspended over the bowl and let the liquid stand until it comes to room temperature.

Step 4

Remove and discard the bundle and measure the liquid. Put 2 1/2 gelatin sheets for every 1 cup of liquid in a large bowl and cover with cool water. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Squeeze the excess water from the softened gelatin sheets, then put the sheets in a small saucepan over low heat and stir constantly until the gelatin is completely melted.

Step 6

Whisking constantly, pour the gelatin into the salsa liquid, whisking until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid into a 9x13 inch pan and refrigerate until set, or at least 2 hours.

Step 7

When the jelly is set, cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch squares and transfer to a nice bowl. Serve with good quality tortilla chips or...???

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