Molten Chocolate Mousse Cups
- 14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 6 large eggs, separated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 can whipped cream to top them off
Preparation1. In a medium pot, bring about 1 in. of water to a simmer. Put chocolate and butter in a medium heat resistant glass or metal bowl and set bowl over pot, being careful not to let bottom of bowl touch water. Heat until chocolate is almost completely melted; remove from heat, stir until smooth, and set aside.
2. With a mixer on medium speed, whisk egg whites and salt in a bowl until foamy. With mixer still on, slowly rain in sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.
3. Stir yolks into chocolate mixture until completely blended. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in whites. Spoon mixture into 12 small freezer- and ovenproof coffee cups (4 oz. each). Cover each cup with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve, at least 2 hours and up to 1 week.
A Meat Loaf To Remember
Shrimp Gazpacho Shooters
Recipe By: Mary Brintnall
Serving Size: 48 shots
48 medium/large shrimp cleaned & shelled left whole
1 pound medium/large shrimp cut 1/2" pieces
1 small onion chopped
4 green onions chopped
1 large English cucumber peeled and diced
6 Roma tomatoes diced
4 ripe avocados diced
1 bunch cilantro chopped
1/2 bunch dill chopped fine
4 limes juiced
4 Tablespoons catchup
2 quarts clamato juice
1 Habanera chili or 2 Serrano chilies blended into 1 qt. juice
Combine all ingredients except whole shelled shrimp.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Add Tabasco to taste.
Chill and serve in tall shot glasses. Garnish with 1 whole shrimp in each glass.
Extra soup can be served separately with garnish of cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
1 slice bacon, finely chopped
1 Spanish onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes
3 parsley sprigs
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream
1 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper