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Crab Mousse

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Ingredients
  Crab meat 1 Pound, prepared (450 Grams)
  Cream cheese 6 Ounce (175 Grams)
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Pint (1 1/2 Deciliter)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
For the lemon aspic:
  Cold water 1⁄4 Pint (15 Deciliter)
  Powdered gelatin 1⁄2 Ounce
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , thinly sliced (For Garnishing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown and white crab meat removing bone or sinews if any.
2. In a saucepan, soak the gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.

MAKING
3. Make the lemon aspic by heating the soaked gelatin on a low flame, stirring until the gelatin completely dissolves.
4. Take pan off the heat and stir in lemon juice and vinegar.
5. To the crab meat, add cream cheese and mayonnaise and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
6. Season the mixture according to taste.
7. Reserving 2 tablespoons of the lemon aspic in the pan, pour the remaining into the crab mixture, beating to mix thoroughly.
8. Turn the mousse mixtur into a 1 1/2-pint (1-litre) soufflé mold or serving dish.
9. Top with a layer of thinly sliced cucumber slices, arranged in a neat overlapping manner.
10. Soften the reserved aspic by reheating.
11. Pour and spread it evenly over the cucumber slices.
12. Place the mold in the refrigerator to set and chill the mousse before serving.

SERVING
13. Unmold the mousse on a platter lined with lettuce if you like.
14. Slice and serve cold with lemon wedges to squeeze.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Molding
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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