Category Archives: Cocktails

Diplomat and Shad Roe Monogram

In season, shad roe has always been one of the most popular dishes along Washington’s Embassy Row. Canned shad roe may be used for this recipe, making the dish available all year long, to be served hot or cold as the occasion and the weather suggest.

1 pair shad roe, fresh or canned
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup light cream
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 dash hot sauce

Separate shad roe gently with fork, removing skin and filament (chop fine with sharp knife if using frozen roe): Set aside.

Heat butter in heavy-bottomed saucepan until foaming. Add flour and stir thoroughly until mixture forms paste. Stir in cream; blend over low heat until mix forms smooth paste. Remove from heat. Fold in egg yolks, one at a time; add shad roe, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix.

In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into roe mixture. Lightly grease a 5-cup mold and dust with flour. Fill with roe mixture and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Place in large saucepan and add boiling water to saucepan to come halfway up sides of mold. Cover and place on low flame; steam 60 minutes. Remove from saucepan and unmold.

Serve with bacon curls and table water crackers
Yield: 3 ½ cups mold.


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Gin and Tonic, Low-Calorie Deviled Eggs

12 hard-cooked eggs
1 medium cucumber
6 radishes
4 tablespoons minced onion
¼ cup imitation mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dillweed
2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle

Peel hard-cooked eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set aside for later use (see note, below). Peel cucumber, split in half, scoop out seeds and discard; dice cumber flesh.

Trim radishes and dice. Mix cucumber, radishes, onion, imitation mayonnaise, dillweed, and chopped picked together; if desired, add hot sauce or curry powder for stronger flavor. Spoon mixture into cooked egg whites and serve.

Note: Egg yolks are not extraordinarily high in calories; the average egg contains only 80 calories, and most of the deviled egg recipes in this section contain only 50-60 calories per deviled egg half.

However, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and using the yolkless recipe above eliminates cholesterol altogether and reduces the number of calories per deviled egg half to about 20.

Leftover yolks may be crumbled and added to casseroles and salads or sprinkled over soups or cooked green vegetables when calories and cholesterol are of little concern.


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Creepy Tiki/ Mai Tai

Creepy TIKI

You will need
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
½ oz. orange curacao
½ oz. grenadine
1 oz. lemon juice
5 oz. pineapple juice

Mix all ingredients in a blender with cracked ice. Blend and pour into a 12-ounce pilsner glass. Garnish with an orchid, squeeze of lime and straws.

MAI TAI

You will need
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
½ oz. orange curacao
½ oz. orgeant syrup
1 oz. lemon juice
½ teaspoon sugar
bacardi rum 151 proof

Muddle sugar and lemon juice in a mai tai glass and fill with cracked ice. Add orange curacao, orgeant syrup, ligh and dark rums and float the 151 bacardi rum. Garnish with a sprig of mint, a cherry, a pineapple chunk, squeeze of lime and straws.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Flips

Applejack Flip

1 1/2 jiggers applejack
1/2 jigger apricot brandy
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar
Nutmeg

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Strega Flip

1 jigger Strega
1/2 jigger brandy
1/2 jigger Grand Marnier
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar
Nutmeg

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Coffee Flip

1 jigger brandy
1/2 jigger Kahlúa
1 jigger port wine
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon light cream
Nutmeg

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Hot Brandy Flip

1 jigger brandy
1 jigger blackberry brandy
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Hot milk
Nutmeg

Shake all ingredients well except milk; pour into mug; fill with milk; dust with nutmeg.



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Za Za and Cucumber Boats Provençale

6 medium cucumbers
6-8 medium tomatoes
6 tablespoons butter
12 green onions, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves*
1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Select firm, garden-fresh cucumbers no longer than 6 inches. Peel and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and some of meat with pointed spook to make deep hollow or “boat.” Arrange cucumber boats on serving platter, cover with foil, and refrigerate until needed.

Make stuffing: Peel and seed tomatoes, chope them coarsely, and drain at least 20 minutes in colander. heat butter in heavy skillet; add green onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until excess moisture has cooked off and mixture is rather thick. Spoon into cucumber boats. Serve warm with salad plates and forks; if using baby cucumbers, serve as finger food.

NOte The Provençale sauce is also excellent on pasta (spaghetti, vermicelli, etc.).
Yield: 12 servings.

*Fresh basil leaves- either the large-leafed American variety or the small-leafed Italian variety – are essential to the success of this recipe; if unavailable, stuff cucumber boats with Caponata (card 27) or select another hors d’oeuvre recipe from this Collection.


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Volcano Cocktail and Russian Salad

RUSSIAN SALAD

This is a glamorous, molded salad ideal for serving on cocktail plates as an hours d’oeuvre [sic] or, in the summer, as a light supper for 4 or 6.

1 quart borscht
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup mayonnaise
4 carrots, diced
1/2 pound cooking string beans, diced
12 cooked asparagus tips, chopped
1 cup diced, cooked potatoes
1 cup cooked baby peas
1 cup diced, cooked tongue
1 cup canned or cooked chopped mushrooms
2 cups chopped shrimp
10 anchovy fillets
Capers
Gherkins
Smoked salmon strips (optional)

Strain borscht, placing beets in large mixing bowl and measuring out 1 cup borscht liquid. Reserve remaining liquid for other use. Dissolve on package gelatin in borscht liquid over low flame until melted. Stir in mayonnaise. Refrigerate, but do not let gel. Combine carrots, string beans, asparagus tips, potatoes, peas, tongue, mushrooms, and shrimp, and mix well. Blend in mayonnaise-gelatin mixture and chill until mixture begins to thicken. Place mixture in deep, round bowl or in salad mold; cover with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours or overnight. Just before seeing remove plastic wrap and place large, round plate on top of bowl; invert to unmold salad.

To serve: Rinse anchovy fillets with water and pat dry with paper towels; arrange fillets lengthwise over salad mound; intersperce with thin strips smoked salmon, if desired. Sprinkle with capers; arrange gherkins around salad mound.

If desired, glaze mount with lemon- or lime-flavored gelatin and garnish with cherry tomato or cauliflowerette placed on top of mound.


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Fish House Punch (Striped Bass with Spinach Stuffing)


4 quarts water
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons salt
3 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 pounds spinach
1/2 pound mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 whole striped bass, 7-8 pounds (or salmon, if bass is out of season)

Combine water, vinegar, salt, carrots, onion, celery, bay leaves, and parsley in Dutch oven; bring to boil and simmer 20 minutes.

Carefully wash and devein spinach and cut into julienne (thin strips); sauté spinach and mushrooms in butter until mushrooms are tender. Rinse bass lightly with cold water; stuff with spinach-mushroom mixture; wrap in double thickness cheesecloth and tie tightly at both ends.

Place bass in large fish poacher or roasting pan; pour broth over fish, covering fish by at least 2 inches. Bring to boil and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let fish rest in broth; cool and chill.

Unwrap bass from cheesecloth; peel off skin and place on serving platter. Serve with Green Mayonnaise (card 234); if desired, glaze with red madrilène (card 62)*.

Yield: 10-12 servings
(Pictured – Salmon with Spinach Stuffing)

*2 cans (10-oz size) tomato madrilène. If canned tomato madrilène is not available, make your own: Dissolve 2 packages unflavored gelatin in 1 cup water; heat 3 cups chicken broth in saucepan; stir in 4 tablespoons tomato paste; bring to low boil. Stir in gelatin. Flavor to taste with salt and hot sauce; cool and chill until jelled.


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Pink Squirrel (Orange-Banana Bread)



ORANGE BANANA BREAD

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 beaten eggs
1 cup mashed ripe banana
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together flower and baking powder, set aside. Cream butter, gradually add sugar, grated lemon and orange rinds, and blend until smooth. Beat in eggs, mashed banana, and Grand Marnier. Add flour-baking powder mixture a little at a time, stirring thoroughly.

Yield: 1 loaf.

ORANGE-BRANDY FRUIT CUPS

Macerated fruit cocktails go well with banana bread and coffee; serve them instead of an after-dinner drink if you like, or as a dessert to be followed by Pink Squirrels.

Select fresh fruit in season, peel, remove seeds or cores, and chop into bite-size pieces. Place in large bowl and fill with orange juice to cover fruit. Add 1/2 cup brandy. Marinate, covered, 24 hours. To serve, drain fruit and place in sherbet glasses or punch cups.


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Nightmare (Vienna Toast Kebabs)

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Vienna Toast Kebabs

2 cans (5-oz size) Vienna sausages (14 sausages)
28 cubes (i inch each) white bread
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
14 cherry tomatoes
Blue Cheese Dip
(below)

Cut Vienna sausages in half, crosswise, and set aside.Brush bread cubes with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Prepare skewers: Spear one Vienna sausage half on wooden 8-inch cocktail skewer; spear cube of bread and press next to sausage; follow with second sausage half and bread cube.

Repeat on remaining skewers. Shortly before serving, preheat oven to broil. Place skewers on baking sheet and put under broiler; broil until bread is browned, turning once (about 2 minutes).

Remove from oven. Spear end of each skewer with cherry tomato. Serve with Blue Cheese Dip.

Yield: 14 kebabs

Blue Cheese Dip

1/4 pound blue cheese
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Crumble blue cheese and gently blend in sour cream and sherry; add in Worcestershire sauce. Serve in bowl surrounded by kebabs.


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Canadian Soul Kiss (Sole and Salmon Roulade with Green Sauce)

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Sole and Salmon Roulade with Green Sauce
2-3 sole or flounder fillets
1/4 pound thinly sliced smoked salmon
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons capers
Green Sauce
(see below)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut sole into thin strips, 3/4-inch wide and 4-5 inches long. Lay strips of smoked salmon on sole strips. Roll up and secure with wooden pick. Arrange on lightly oiled baking sheet; dot with butter and sprinkle with lemon juice. Bake 20 minutes. Remove, cool, and chill. Arrange on serving dish and sprinkle with pepper and capers. Serve with Green Sauce.
Yield: About 8-12 servings.

Green Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup finely minced parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chervil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry)
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry)
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry)

Combine ingredients and purée in blender or food processor. Serve cold. If using dried herbs, intensify green color of sauce by adding 1-2 drops green food coloring if desired.

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups sauce.


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