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Rhubarb Mousse with Strawberry-Gin Sauce Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pk unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp Tanqueray or other juniper-flavored gin
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon marmalade, the type with shreds of lemon rather than chunks


Instructions:

1. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the rhubarb and let sit for 1 hour.
2. Put in a saucepan, cover, and simmer gently for 15 minutes or so, until fully tender and quite thick.
3. Puree in a processor.
4. Soften the gelatin in the gin for 10 minutes.
5. Combine with the rhubarb and heat to dissolve the gelatin.
6. Set into an ice-water bath.
7. Cool until cold to the touch, but do not allow the gelatin to set.
8. With an electric mixer, combine the cream and rhubarb mixture.
9. Whip until fluffy and light. Do not overwhip or the cream will break down.
10. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
11. Add the sugar and continue until stiff peaks have formed.
12. Carefully fold the egg whites into the rhubarb and cream mixture.
13. Turn the mousse into a clear glass, 6-cup straight-sided souffle dish or into individual 1-cup souffle dishes and refrigerate for 2 hours or more.
14. To make Strawberry Gin Sauce: Puree the strawberries and sugar together in a processor.
15. Strain through a sieve and reserve.
16. Warm the marmalade just to melt.
17. Combine the marmalade, the gin, and the pureed strawberries, mixing well.
18. Chill thoroughly.
19. Serve each portion of mousse topped or surrounded with sauce; pass the sauce separately.


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Main Ingredient:Vegetable / Rhubarb
Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Dish:Mousse
Difficulty:Easy

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