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Angler's Gelatin Delight

 Angler's Gelatin Delight
Get in the swim with this refreshing cucumber-lime molded salad, a hit at my theme party! Any fish or shell-shaped mold would work well for this salad, but if you don't have one, you can improvise with common pan shapes as shown. -Martha Conaway, Pataskala, Ohio
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 raisin
  • 1 sweet red pepper strip
  • Lemon and lime slices, green grapes and celery leaves, optional

Directions

  • Cut one slice from center of cucumber for fish's eye; chill. Peel and
  • chop remaining cucumber. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
  • Add the celery, onion and chopped cucumber. Stir in the cottage
  • cheese, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Pour into one 8-in. round pan
  • and one 8-in. square pan (or a 6-cup fish and lobster mold) coated
  • with cooking spray. Refrigerate overnight or until set.
  • Unmold round pan onto a 14-in. round serving platter. Unmold square
  • pan onto a cutting board; cut in half diagonally to form two
  • triangles. Position one triangle on the platter so tip touches
  • circle, forming the tail. Cut remaining triangle in half. Place one
  • half on top of the circle and the other on the bottom for fins;
  • gently curve fins toward the tail.
  • For the eye, place reserved cucumber slice on the side of the circle

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Angler's Gelatin Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • opposite the tail; place raisin in center. Add red pepper strip for
  • mouth. Garnish with lemon and lime slices, grapes and celery leaves
  • if desired. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 307 calories, 24 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 333 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.