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Shrimp And Tomato Aspic

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Ingredients
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  White vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pickling spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raw shrimp 1 Pound, deveined, shelled
  Unflavored gelatine 1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato juice 1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped chives 2 Tablespoon
  Crisp salad greens 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) Into a medium saucepan, add in 3 1/2 cups of water along with a bay leaf, salt, white vinegar and pickling spice.
2) Allow the mixture to come to a boil.
3) Add in the shelled shrimp. Let the mixture boil once more. Turn down the flame and cook uncovered on simmer for about 5 minutes.
4) Drain the shrimp. Keep aside 4 pieces of shrimp for garnish purposes. Chop up the remaining shrimp.
5) Into a small saucepan, add in the gelatine and sugar. Add in a cup of tomato juice and stir the mixture over a low flame. Keep stirring till the gelatine dissolves completely.
6) Transfer the gelatine into a medium bowl.
7) Into the bowl, add in the leftover tomato juice, red wine vinegar and lemon juice. Refrigerate the mixture for 1 1/2 hours till it starts to resemble the consistency of an unbeaten egg white.
8) Add in the chopped shrimp pieces and chives into the gelatine mix. Gently fold the ingredients into the rest of the mixture.
9) Transfer the salad into a 3 1/2-cup mould.
10) Cover and refrigerate the salad for 3 hours or better still overnight.

SERVING
11) To unmould the Salad, loosen around the edges of the mould. Turn the mould over onto the serving platter.
12) You may place a hot cloth over the mould to help speeden the process. Shake the salad gently onto the platter.
13) Garnish the Shrimp And Tomato Aspic with crisp salad greens and 4 of the reserved whole shrimps.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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