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Watermelon Gelatin with Spices (Gelatina de Sandia con Especias)


  1. 2 cups watermelon juice
  2. 3 sheets of gelatin (2 grams each)
  3. Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  4. Mint
  5. Basil
  6. Lemon
  7. Orange
  8. Saffron
  9. Balsamic vinegar
  10. Salt
  11. Pimentón dulce (Spanish smoked paprika)
  12. Cinnamon
  13. Star anise
  14. Pepper
  1. Heat 1 cup of watermelon juice. Add the gelatin to the hot watermelon juice and stir to dissolve. Add the rest of the juice and stir. Pour the gelatin mixture into 4 soup plates. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until the gelatin is set.
  2. Garnish each plate of gelatin with a bit of each spice, placing the vanilla seeds at 12 o'clock, mint at 1 o'clock, basil at 2 o'clock, and so on.