There's an old Chinese saying that says; Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. The proverb makes the point succinctly when we learn from each other through our blogs. We cook and eat well and in the process make friends for life.
I'm entering this for an interesting contest by the fabulous blog Cooking Elena called Edo Ergo Sum-il Contest.
The saying have been updated in so many versions since then and here's one that reads; If you give someone a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach someone to fish, he'll destroy another aquatic ecosystem or enlighten him further, he'll own a chain of seafood restaurants! Of course, this will not happen with any of the food bloggers, I think.
The fish is made with 3 cups of good fish broth and 3 tbsp of agar agar boil until gelatin is completely dissolved. Color 2 tbsp of the gelatin broth to rub into the fins and tail of the fish mold. Cool the mold for a minute and pour the rest of the broth to the brim. Cool in the fridge until firm. Scoop the inside of the fish leaving only a thin skin intact. Then fill the fish mold again with your favorite salmon mousse and put it back in the fridge to firm. I made my mousse with smoked salmon and sour cream with a hint of tabasco. Remember to oil the mold before filling for easy unmolding. Black currants are cut into halves for the eyes. Serve with your favorite crackers or toast.