ENTREE: Light California Albacore Mousse
1 can reduced fat, condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope gelatin
2 Tbsp. cold water
3/4 cup nonfat mayonnaise
8 ounces light or neufachåtel cream cheese
1 cup celery, minced
1/2 cup white onion, minced
1/2 pound cooked California albacore, flaked
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke (optional)
Dissolve gelatin in water. Warm undiluted soup in a small saucepan
and stir in gelatin mixture. Remove pan from heat and mix in
remaining ingredients. Pour mousse mixture into a mold, cover
with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until firm.
Before serving, unmold onto a serving platter and garnish. Serve
with crackers or sliced baguette rounds.
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup serving): calories 83; protein 6
gm; carbohydrate 6 gm; fat 4 gm; cholesterol 15 mg; sodium 319
Preparation hint: For tailgate parties or picnics, line
the mousse mold with plastic wrap before pouring the mousse
mixture into the mold. Transport in the mold. The mousse will
not only arrive intact but will easily slip from the mold when
Light & Tasty Tailgate Mousse
Another tailgate crowd pleaser that is equally at home
by the hearth, Light California Albacore Mousse looks and
tastes sinfully rich. But it's not! And this elegant, easy,
low-cal hors d'oeuvre may be prepared in advance.
To keep the mousse and other perishables as cold as possible
while transporting and serving outside, fill a ziplock bag
with ice and place it in the bottom of the cooler or basket.
You can cover the bag of ice with a cloth napkin, then place
the mold or dish containing the mousse on top. A commonsense
tip that bears repeating, perishables (including ice) last
longer when kept in the shade.