Monday, February 25, 2019

Sweet or Savory Edible Spheres

Could it be that we may share the same interest if you, too, are always on the look out for new recipes, especially ones that have unique ingredients and include different ways to create and present them?  The more visually food resembles a piece of art....the better.  Do you agree?  Then you may want to read what I am about to share.

A while back I came across a recipe for fruit caviar or, as I prefer to call them, fruit spheres.  These delicious and colorful balls used for garnishing have a burst of flavor for either savory or sweet dishes, depending on the liquid you use.

For this week, I chose to make a savory sphere using tomato/V8 juice and paired it with a garlic cream cheese spread, cooked shrimp and cilantro on some crispy sesame crackers.

The savory tomato/V8 spheres pictured in the photo below is covered in vegetable oil to stay moist.  When you are ready to use them for your recipe, they can be rinsed to remove the oil or they can be used directly from the oil, depending on your preferences.

The savory tomato/V8 spheres could be used on baked salmon or other fish.   The possibilities are endless. There are as many possibilities for these flavor bursts as there are liquids available, such as broth, wine, beer, coffee and juices of various kinds.

The following is the website for the recipe for Fruit Caviar/Spheres which uses Knox unflavored gelatin rather than agar agar, a gelatinous thickener made from red seaweed, which may be hard to find at your local grocery store.  Just visit:  Fruit Spheres for this easy and simple recipe which takes your appetizers or dishes to a whole new decorative level.

For the garlic cream cheese spread, I used 1 (8oz.) package of cream cheese, 2 T ketchup and 1 tsp. garlic powder (more of less, depending on the strength you like) and 1/2 tsp hot chili paste (for heat). Just blend until smooth with no lumps and pipe it onto the cracker from a pastry bag with a large open-end nozzle.

Of course, other greens, such as parsley, chives or dill, could be used as a garnish instead of cilantro, which I used for its fresh taste and its perfect accompaniment to the tomato and garlic in the cream cheese spread.

Be sure to visit The Yellow Corner Store again next week to see how I used the sphere recipe to make a Mango Infused Sphere for a rich and creamy No Bake Pineapple and Coconut dessert.

Join me next week as I also participate with (23) other tablescape designers once again in a Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree, a very talented designer at Celebrate and Decorate.  The blog hop begins Monday, March 4, 2019 and concludes on Friday, March 8, 2019.

So be sure to mark your calendars and return for a blooming good time.    Spring is about to blossom a whole lot sooner.


  1. These look sooooo yummy?

    1. Thank you so much. These pungent little balls can add a special quality to any simple appetizer or dish.

  2. What a great idea! I love things that are bit different and these fit the bill. I’m absolutely going to try them and I’m heading over to that link for the recipe. Thank you so much!


    1. Thank you Doreen. Let me know how it goes and what liquid you used. Wishing you all the best.