Alas, my little copper fishy friends -- your day has finally come.
As luck would have it, there was one envelope of Knox Unflavored Gelatine in the pantry today. So I dissolved it in some water and stuck it in the blender with a cup of buttermilk, some lemon juice, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, and crushed ice. Oh--and a couple drops of yellow food coloring for good measure.
OK-Let's just pause for a second. As with any other Retro WW recipe that starts with combining ingredients in a blender with Knox Gelatine, there are two things you need to know:
- The smell is AWFUL. And I don't mean like, "Ew that's kinda smelly." I mean it's like, "Did someone just open the gates of Hell and conjure up an evil, rotting carcass?" Like that.
- It looks like something frothy that a sick animal would leave on the carpet, but you're not really sure which end it came out of.
As instructed, I poured the mixture into a large bowl and combined it with 6 ounces of cooked shrimp and 6 ounces of cooked salmon.
You can now serve the dish as is. (Really?) Or it can be allowed to chill in individual molds until firmly set, and unmolded onto a bed of greens. I chose the latter option, because the former resembled a bowl of chunky bile.
Plus, I really wanted to use my adorable new mini molds!
Here they are all lined up & getting "gelly" in the fridge:
And here's the final product:
I have to admit, I was pretty creeped out by these little fishies. Maybe it was the beady little eyeballs I fashioned out of pimentos. Maybe it was the Frank's Red Hot I poured on top, making the whole thing look like a mini-fishy massacre. I really don't know.
They didn't taste bad. But I think I'll be having nightmares about these slimy little guys for quite awhile.