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Rachael Strecher
Rachael Strecher

The purest, most refreshing essence of summer: tomato granita. Kitchen experiment gone right. I had to remove the tomato "guts" for a bunch of slow roasted tomatoes, and it seems like a shame to waste them. So I put them over a sieve and captured that nice tomato water. I thought I'd try an aspic or savory jello, so I mixed it with gelatin and some cucumber water (blended some cucumbers, gave them the sieve treatment). I didn't think it was turning gelatinous so I put it in the freezer and scraped it he ice crystals with a fork every 30 minutes or so until it became slushy. The gelatin seemed to work after all, so I think you could take it in either direction. It had a beautiful, clean flavor of tomato and thanks to the gelatin, resembled the texture as well, but without the seeds and able to serve bone cold with delicate little ice crystals. #summer #produce #everlastingmeal