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Fruit Mushroom Cocktails

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Ingredients
  Button mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Melon 1⁄2 , seeded
  Sweet paprika To Taste (For Garnish)
For dressing:
  Heavy cream 2 Tablespoon
  Mayonnaise 4 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Curry powder 1 Pinch
  Brandy 1 Teaspoon
  Lettuce leaves 8 , shredded (Crisp)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, put the mushrooms and sprinkle with lemon juice. Add seasoning to taste.
2) Cover the pan and gently cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time, till the mushrooms are soft. Let them cool.
3) Scoop the flesh of the melon into small balls with the help of a melon bailer.
4) Mix together the melon balls and the cooked mushrooms gently.
5) To prepare the dressing, whip the cream till it is thick and then gently fold in the mayonnaise, tomato paste and curry powder.
6) Add the brandy, if preferred. Blend well together.

SERVING
7) On the base of 4 shallow individual dishes or ramekins, arrange the shredded lettuce. Divide the mushrooms and melon balls mixture evenly between the dishes and spoon over the dressing very carefully. Sprinkle with some sweet paprika and serve at once. Makes a good appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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