Faithful reader Deanna sent me the recipe below (via Facebook... You can, too!), and though long-time readers will know that the idea of gelatinized fish products doesn't reflexively fill me with dread, I'll admit that the prospect of throwing A.1. sauce into the mix gave me pause.
The recipe is simple, and honestly, if you're pressed for time and don't want to wait for it to set up in the fridge, I think it would work equally as well by leaving out the gelatin and serving as a hot dip. As it was, Dr. Husband and our guest taster insisted that it be served alongside crackers.
Yes, I did serve it to actual not-in-on-the-joke guests after the video was filmed, and it was a big hit. Go figure!
Here's the recipe in its unaltered mid-century glory (Unfortunately I think the coupon has expired):
Incidentally, as a child I was fascinated and impressed by the A.1. pedigree as outlined on its label, to wit, that King George IV of England had tasted the sauce, created by his personal chef in 1824, and declared it "A-1" ("A number 1" being a contemporary term used by Lloyd's of London to designate the sturdiest ships.) Also incidentally, I was later fascinated by an old book I found in my great-Uncle's front room about A-No.-1, alternatively known as "America's Most Celebrated Tramp" and "King of the Hoboes"
But I digress. You're just waiting for the video, aren't you?
Our Rating: One Screaming Husband!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)