Cucumber Ring With Chicken Filling

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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2 medium cucumbers peeled and finely grated
1 small onion -- finely grated
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley -- chopped
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon -- chopped or 1 1/2 ts
3 tablespoons mediu -- -dry sherry
2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp gelatin
2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoons finely chopped scallion
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Preparation / Directions:

salt and pepper In large bowl, thoroughly mix cucumber, onion, lemon juice, parsley and tarragon. Pour sherry into medium-size bowl, sprinkle in the gelatin, let soften for a few minutes. Bring stock to boil, pour over gelatin and stir until dissolved, then turn into cucumber mixture, mix thoroughly, season to taste, pour into 5 cup ring mold, chill until set. Prepare filling by combining all ingredients and mixing well. Turn cucumber mold out onto dish and fill center with chicken salad. Serve with rounds of toast or hot crunchy bread. This refreshing dish even tastes as if it is good for you. A most appropriate starter (or even a light lunch dish, served with a salad), for Pisces, the most fluid of all the water signs, who will naturally respond to the rhythmic curves suggested by this shimmering form.

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