Sunday, December 4, 2011

Salmon Mouse with Dill Sauce

Salmon Mouse with Sour Cream Dill Sauce

2 cans salmon
¼ cup cold water
½ cup boiling water
1 envelop unflavored gelatin
1 teaspoon grated onion
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 Tablespoon chopped capers
2 cups cottage cheese, fine curds
Salt and pepper to taste

Soften the gelatin in cold water.
Add the boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved and let cool.
Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, Tabasco, paprika, salt and pepper and mix well.
Add the salmon and capers and beat well.
Whip cream and fold into the salmon mixture.
Put into an oiled fish mold.
Add cottage cheese to fill the mold and mix gently.
Chill to set.
Un-mold on a serving platter and garnish with watercress, and lemon slices.
Pour sour cream dill sauce over top (see recipe below).
Put crackers or small slices of rye bread around.

Sour Cream Dill Sauce

1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated onion
2 Tablespoons cut dill
1 ½ cups sour cream

Beat the egg until fluffy and add lemon.
Add remaining ingredients and blend in the sour cream last.Stir until blended and chill, pour on top of Salmon mold.
This takes a little more work than most of my recipes, but it is well worth it. It looks great and tastes even better.
Hope you enjoy.