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       Title: Rhubarb Mousse with Strawberry-Gin Sauce
  Categories: Mousse
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       3 c  Diced rhubarb
     1/2 c  Brown sugar
       1 pk Unflavored gelatin
     1/4 c  Tanqueray or other juniper-
            -flavored gin, such as
            -Gilbey’s or Beefeater
       2 c  Cream
       2    Egg whites
     1/4 c  Sugar
       2 c  Strawberries, hulled
       5 tb Sugar
     1/4 c  Lemon marmalade, the type
            -with shreds of lemon rather
            -than chunks
       2 tb Tanqueray gin
  
   (From “Pacific Northwest Palate,” by Susan Bradley.)
   
   Sprinkle the brown sugar over the rhubarb and let sit for an hour.
   Put in a saucepan, cover, and simmer gently for 15 minutes or so,
   until fully tender and quite thick. Puree in a processor.
   
   Soften the gelatin in the gin for 10 minutes. Combine with the
   rhubarb and heat to dissolve the gelatin. Set into an ice-water bath
   (a large bowl filled halfway with ice and a couple of cups of water.)
   Cool until cold to the touch, but do not allow the gelatin to set.
   
   With an electric mixer, combine the cream and rhubarb mixture. Whip
   until fluffy and light. Do not overwhip or the cream will break down.
   
   Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and continue
   until stiff peaks have formed. Carefully fold the egg whites into the
   rhubarb and cream mixture. 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.
   
   To make the Strawberry Gin Sauce, puree the strawberries and sugar
   together in a processor. Strain through a sieve and reserve. Warm the
   marmalade just to melt. Combine the marmalade, the gin, and the pureed
   strawberries, mixing well. Chill thoroughly.
   
   Serve each portion of mousse topped or surrounded with sauce; pass the
   sauce separately.
  
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