Cucumber Aspic

Soak gelatin in cold water or stock. Dissolve gelatin mixture into boiling water or stock. Add lemon juice and onion. Add gelatin mixture to cucumber pulp with sugar, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Strain mixture and fill a wet ring mold or other small mold. Refrigerate until firm.

When jelly is firm, invert onto a serving platter. Fill the center with shrimp, garnish the edges with tomatoes and watercress, and serve with mayonnaise if desired.

From: The Joy of Cooking by Rombauer and Becker

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