Saturday, October 18, 2008

Orange Jello, Marshmallow, Tuna fish Surprise!

Well, not really. This gelatin shot mold was inspired by Miss Richfield 1981's song. I substituted Orange jello for Lime Jello and Pineapple for tuna fish. Although tuna...... No, I'm not that adventurous. As we were playing the Orange Team in Flag Football I went for the orange. For those who don't know, every Saturday I make a jello shot creation for the color of the team against whom were playing. Today it's the team "Smashing Pumpkins".

Today's recipe calls for:

2 envelopes of Knox unflavoured gelatin
1 6oz box of orange gelatin
2 cups hot water
1 8oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1 cup Svedka vodka

And of course a cool retro gelatin mold. Back in the 60's a salad didn't mean a bowl of mixed veggies. It meant a couple of veggies embedded in gelatin and cottage cheese.

Dissolve the two Knox envelopes in a bit of cold water in a bowl. Let sit for 1 minute. Boil the water and add to the moistened Knox and add the Orange Jello powder. Stir for two minutes. You may need to microwave the mixture for two minutes to further dissolve the mixture.

Further stir and wait for the mixture to cool to room temp. You can speed it up by putting the bowl in a freezer for 5 minutes. Add the alcohol.

Put the bowl back in the freezer and allow the mixture to get thick but not not solid-approximately 20 minutes. Othewise the fruit will sink and marshmallow will just float to the top.

When its gotten thick, add the fruit and marshmallows. Stir and pour into a jello mold. You can spray the inside of the mold with grapeseed oil or some other unflavored oil to later help remove the solid jello from the mold.

Refrigerate for up to 2 hours. The extra unflavored gelatin will speed up the solidifying process so you can eat in three hours and you can cut it up and serve as finger. However if left in the fridge overnight, it will be gummy. For a less firm version that you would eat with a spoon, omit the Knox and refrigerate for six hours.

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