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February 12, 2011

Fish for life - Salmon Mousse

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.

Enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. WOW! Beautiful and very creative :) I thought is a jelly fish at first glance ;DD

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  2. This is so clever! And delicious looking! Very artistic!

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  3. La presentación es de diez. Buen día

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  4. Non ho parole, sei un'artista.....

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  5. Pero que maravilla! una auténtica delicia para la vista y el paladar!, me encanta!
    Besos!
    Nasy

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  6. looks really beautiful, so delicate. Love the way you shaped it and even the scales are done so well

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  7. This looks fantastic, my fish mold will be out tomorrow :) Diane

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  8. è troppo bella questa mousse!!! complimenti Michelangelo! Molto originale e sicuramente buonissima! :-D

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  9. Wishing you a great success in the competition.
    Superb work ♥

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  10. Me encanta cuando veo que tienes una entrada nueva, porque tus platos son un verdadero espectáculo. Los demás cocinamos, tu haces arte. Es impresionante, estos peces me dejan sin habla.
    Un besito.

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  11. Yes, I couldn´t imagine they were not really salmons...amazing!!Fantastic, congratulations!

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  12. Hope you win the contest! And it looks too pretty to eat. My mom used to make this agar-agar fish but it was sweet. I love your take on the savory version of this!

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  13. arthur, these are awesome looking!i'm really glad that you made this. yeah, there's so much to share and so much to learn from everyone's blog and one of the best thing is getting to know people, meet new friends and i'm so glad that i've known you!

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  14. Arthur, you are really a creative person! I thought this is a jelly fish until I read through your post.

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  15. Michelangelo, mon ami, tes créations sont toujours un plaisir pour les yeux.
    J'aurai tellement aimé goûté un petit morceau de ce magnifique poisson.
    See soon.

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  16. Wow, they look like they might just swim off the plate. How beautiful!

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  17. Dear Michelangelo....I was not able to come to your kitchen before.....your collection of Valentine's ideas are amazing!....the sfogliatelle....the beautiful cookies.....and this fish is a pleasure to see!!.....good luck in the contest!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  18. Dear Michaelangelo, thank you for beeing present to my contest with a recipe so beautiful and so intense in meaning. I add tyour recipe now .. you should, please, leave a comment on the contest post with a link to your recipe.
    Thank you.. un bacio

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  19. You don't cease to surprise! These fish are lovely and I simply would love to try the mousse as I'm 'addicted' to salmon! :-)

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  20. You continue to astonish is the best way. Crossing my fingers for you - and the "fish." (Totally stealing the second quote)

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  21. El refrán muy certero y la receta, como siempre, sorprendente

    Un fuerte abrazo

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  22. That is so amazing and beautiful.

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