Hot Fish Mousse Recipe

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Cooking Time25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Raw boned cleaned fish1 Pound (Such As Shad, Salmon, Sole, Flounder, Haddock)
 Egg whites4
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Powdered mace1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1660 Calories from Fat 1131

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 129 g198.8%

Saturated Fat 62 g310%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 608.8 mg

Sodium 2435.5 mg101.5%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.13 g0.51%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 114 g227.2%

Vitamin A 70.7% Vitamin C 2.6%

Calcium 38% Iron 16.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Start oven, set at Moderate, 350° F. Rub 6 custard cups, or 1 larger baking dish with margarine or butter. Fill a shallow pan half full of hot water.
2. Put the fish through the food chopper several times, then if necessary force it through a wire sieve to insure a smooth texture; it should be creamy.
3. Beat the egg whites slightly, then blend into the pureed fish. It is best to do this in a chilled bowl which stands in ice water.
4. Whip the cream with the salt and mace and blend into the fish mixture.
5. Pour into the small molds or the larger dish filling each about two-thirds full. Cover tops with buttered waxed paper. Set the molds in the pan of hot water and bake 20 to 25 minutes.
The sauce: Beat the 4 egg yolks in the top of a double boiler with 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel, 1/4 tea spoon salt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Beat with a rotary beater over simmering water about 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Add more salt if needed.