- 1 medium cucumber, peeled
- 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup small-curd 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
- Cut one slice from center of cucumber for fish's eye; refrigerate. Peel and chop remaining cucumber. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Add the celery, onion and chopped cucumber. Stir in cottage cheese, mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix well. 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 opposite the tail; place raisin in center. Add red pepper strip for mouth. If desired, garnish with lemon and lime slices, grapes and celery leaves. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forAngler's Gelatin Delight
"This is a delicious salad. I confess I don't make it into a fish, just in a glass pan. :)"