Cucumber Bellevue With Crab Meat Or Shrimp
|Crab meat/1 1/2 cups cooked whole shrimp||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Plain gelatin||2 Tablespoon|
|Onion slice/1 teaspoon onion juice||2|
|Hot water||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Green coloring||1 Drop|
|Tarragon vinegar/A sprig of tarragon from bottle if possible||2 Tablespoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Cayenne pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Finely chopped celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Flake the crab meat, or prepare shrimp; mix with the cayenne pepper and chopped celery.
Peel cucumbers and dice, fine.
Add cucumbers to crab-celery mixture; let drain in refrigerator.
Heat the 1 1/4 cup of water along with the onion and other seasonings, allowing to simmer for 5 minutes, but not reduce in quantity.
Soak gelatin in cold water.
Strain water and seasonings, add gelatin and thoroughly dissolve.
Tint with coloring, if desired, or leave it clear, giving it a "bellevue" (clear view).
Grease a mold (a fish or lobster mold is pretty for this); add 1/4 inch of gelatin mixture and allow to congeal; pour in crab meat mixed with 3 tablespoons of gelatin and allow to set; then add another layer of gelatin, etc., until mold is filled, ending with gelatin on top.
If desired, mix crab mixture with gelatin and pour all in together, instead.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 g2.3%
Saturated Fat 0.45 g2.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2126.5 mg88.6%
Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.8%
Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.1%
Sugars 24 g
Protein 54 g107.4%
Vitamin A 22.4% Vitamin C 58.6%
Calcium 18.9% Iron 11.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet