Browser Plugin for HTTP GET / PUT?

I'm trying to have users in my organization use Elastic Search as a Solr replacement. The main pain point right now is that there is no web interface to do ad-hoc searches. I have given the search documentation to users but the adoption is quite low due to output formatting, and the ability to quickly get results from searches.

I've been looking for a browser extension that will allow them to put in the search information, and get back the JSon response parsed. I have been using JSONView for FireFox / Chrome, but have not found a plugin that will allow somebody to issue a GET request, and retrive the response parsed by JSONView. Example.

curl -XGET es2.colo:9200/twitter_river/_search -d '
"query" : {
"term" : { "text" : "search" }
"facets" : {
"rim_facet" : {
"terms" : {
"field" : "link",
"size" : 20
"global" : true

Anybody have any thoughts?

I have posted a simple jquery based static web page that does the basics of what you describe.
To simplify things its on gist :

The formatting of the json can be improved ( especially the errors ) - i might do some of it if i have time.
Let me know if this helps.

I highly recommend the Firefox Addon "RESTClient" for this: