Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day Recipe: Banana Sea Foam

This is also from the Foodarama Party Book, c1959. It's part of the Valentine Dinner. Here's the entire Menu:
Shrimp Cocktail
Roast Pork with Spiced Crabapples
Sherry Glazed Yams
Vegetable Medley Salad
Hot Rolls
Banana Sea Foam

This looks a little weird, but here's the recipe for Banana Sea Foam:
1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
3 fully ripe bananas
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Frozen strawberries, thawed
Dissolve the gelatin in the 1 cup water.  Chill gelatin, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.  Prepare pudding with the 1 cup milk.  Combine gelatin and pudding.  Mash bananas with a fork or rotary beater; blend in lemon juice.  Combine bananas and whipped cream; fold into pudding mixture.  Turn into a 1 1/2 quart mold.  Chill in the Fresh Food Compartment of your Foodarama until firm.  Unmold on serving plate.  Serve garnished with strawberries.  Makes 8 servings.

Of course they would have a plug for the Foodarama... That combo of flavors is a little odd. I can see lemon and strawberries, but also lime?

What are you making for Valentine's Day?

1 comment:

Linda Glaz said...

I remember my mom doing a lot with flavor combos with jello and such. Also, my grandmother. She did a lemon bisque that was egg whites whipped with lemon jello, guess you couldn't do that now. A shame, it was really good.