SALMON MOUSE MOUSSE
- 4 oz cooked salmon, skin and bones removed
- 1/2 cup CATMILK
- 1 T margarine, softened or low fat spread, creamed
- 1 drop red food coloring
- several cooked, shelled shrimp
- up to 1/2 cup prepared gelatin
Preparation & Cooking
Mash the cooked salmon and gradually add the milk; alternatively put the
cooked salmon and the milk in a blender or food processor and process until
creamy. Stir in the margarine or low-fat spread, add the food coloring, and beat
vigorously until stiff. Put in a glass bowl or a mold so that the mixture fills
it by three-quarters. Chill for 20 minutes, then decorated with the cooked
shrimp, and pour on just enough heated gelatin to cover them. Once this layer
has set, add further gelatin to taste and leave for an hour in a cool place or
the fridge. To serve, turn the mousse out onto a plate and divide into portions.
Note: Many cats are lactose-intolerant, which means that they cannot digest cow's milk properly and they get diarrhea or gastric upset when they drink it.
According to the ASPCA, "Unless they are spoiled or moldy, milk, cheese and other dairy foods are not considered to be poisonous to pets. However, many pets’ digestive systems cannot tolerate dairy foods very well. This can result in vomiting and diarrhea, which in severe cases could lead to inflammation of the pancreas. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian before offering any “people food” to your pets."
One alternative is using lactose-free milk in recipes, which you can find in pet stores. Whiskas makes a product called CATMILK.
For further reference, see: ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center, Section on "People foods for pets"