Aspic can be used as a garnish that helps with serving cold dishes. It can be curved or used to surround meats - especially in pork pies - or chopped or piped. Aspic's main use is as the basis for moulded dishes that can be a very decorative component of a buffet. This can include some very colourful ingredients like pieces of red pepper.
- Stobart, T. (1981) The Cook's Encyclopedia: ingredients & processes, Harper & Row. ISBN 0060141271.