Howdy's Tuna Mousse
2 can(s)albacore tuna, 6 oz drained and flaked
1-2 Tbspfresh lemon juice
1/2 cstuffed green olives, sliced
1/2 ccucumber, deseeded and finely chopped
2-3 Tbspcapers, chopped
3/4 ccelery, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsponion, grated
1 pkggelatin, unflavored, dissolved in 1/4 c cold water
1 cmiracle whip
How to Make Howdy's Tuna Mousse
- Soften gelatin in 1/4c. cold water in a small heatproof bowl for about 10 minutes. Once completely softened, melt the gelatin in the bowl over hot water until liquid. (you can just place the bowl with the gelatin in it into a small pan of simmering water on the stovetop to melt)
- While softening the gelatin, squeeze lemon juice over flaked tuna in a medium/large non reactive bowl. Add olives, cucumber, capers, celery and onion. Set aside without stirring.
- Mix mayo and Miracle Whip together and add melted gelatin, stirring together well. Add to larger bowl with tuna mixture and fold in well, avoiding mushing up the tuna as much as possible.
- Pour into individual ramekins or a 3-4 cup mold and refrigerate until set. Serve cold over mixed lettuce salad greens, with a fresh lemon wedge or in the ramekins with a parsley and lemon garnish.