Monday, January 28, 2008

Fish Blob Bowl Recipe

This guy needs a nose job????

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans.
Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front it.

Not a Fish recipe specimen but wow check out those eyes????

The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out.
Daubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentoniidae and infraorder Chiromyiformes. The Aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus (although it is currently an endangered species); a second species (Daubentonia robusta) was exterminated over the last few centuries.

Alright I am now going to get to a recipe.... How to make Fish Bowl Jello Called the "Blob"

Fishbowl Jello:

  • Get a fishbowl (not used by fish and without fish)
  • put in 1 box of jello mix and follow diections( should be blue)
  • put in fridge for a little while
  • drop in gummy fish
  • put in another box of blue mix already mixed in another container (still liquid though)
  • place back in fridge
  • 1 can (11-oz.) fruit cocktail [optional]
  • 2 gummy fish (or plastic fish) [optional]
  • 1 plastic aquarium plant (optional)
  • when ready you will have an edible bowl of fish :)


  • fish bowl
  • blue jello mix
  • Purple endive or fennel, leaves (and other edible things that will look good as foliage in a tank!)
  • gummy fish
  • 1 package jelly beans (or fruit cocktail)
  • uncooked spaghetti (for placing items in jello)
  • knox jello (clear)

  1. Mix gelatin according to package directions. Use clear jello to dilute.
  2. Place the jelly beans in the bowl.
  3. When gelatin is cool, BUT NOT SET, pour it slowly into the Fish bowl. Be careful not to move the candies around, because the coloring may run.
  4. Allow to cool for just a little while (you don't want stiff gelatin when trying to place fish and foliage in bowl).
  5. When gelatin is just starting to set (ie: it's not watery... set just enough to hold something in place) add your "foliage" and fishies, placing them where you want them with strands of spaghetti (helpful when moving things around so your gelatin isn't destroyed he he).
    Refrigerate your fish bowl until you wish to serve it.
Fish Bowl Cake

Prep Time: 25 minTotal Time: 4 hr 55 minMakes: 12 servings

  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) pound cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup jelly beans
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 12 bite-size fish-shaped chewy fruit snacks

PLACE cake cubes in bottom of clean new 2-qt. plastic fish bowl; top with the jelly beans. Set aside. STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mixes in large bowl until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour thickened gelatin into fish bowl. ARRANGE fruit snacks in gelatin to resemble fish swimming in a fish bowl. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is set. To serve, scoop out the gelatin and cake with a large spoon. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.



rebecca said...

I thought you were going to give recipes for blobfish and aye aye there for a minute! The edible fishbowls are cute!

Christine said...

What a cure idea. I bet my grandsons would love this!