Category Archives: International

Hérisson (Honey and Apple Urchins)

ingredients:
1 lemon
2 ounces blanched almonds
2 medium-size apples
2 ounces honey
1/2 vanilla pod

instructions:
1. Squeeze the lemon. Cut the almonds into slivers and roast them lightly. Put them aside. Peel and core the apples, and cut them into halves
2. Place the apples in a saucepan, flat side up. Cover them with water. Add the honey and vanilla. Cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn them over and continue to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes more.
3. Place the fruit dessert bowls, flat side down. Stick the almond slivers into the apples so they will look like sea urchins.
4. Reduce the sauce in the pan. Take out the vanilla pod. Add the lemon juice, and pour the sauce over the apples. Serve chilled.


Do not overcook the apples. Adjust cooking time according to the size and ripeness of the fruit.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971 Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.

Sabra Musaka (Baked Aubergines, Stuffed With Meat)

Preparation time 15-20 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes
Serves 6-7

What to prepare:
4 medium-size aubergines (7 ozs. each)
Salt, pepper
2 medium onions, chopped
Oil
9 ozs. beef, minced
Parsley, finely chopped
Coriander spice
1 can ready-made techina (9 ozs.)
(If you wish, aubergines may be replaced by potatoes)

Without peeling, cut aubergines lengthwise, into slices ½-inch thick. Lay slices on a flat board, sprinkle with salt, and leave to drain for ½-hour.

Fry chopped onions in a little oil, until golden. Add minced meat, continue to fry, stirring frequently to prevent meat sticking together. Fry meat until it turns darkish colour. Season with salt, pepper and coriander spice. Add some water to mixture, and let simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes. Continue to stir during cooking. Fry aubergines on each side until they turn reddish, transfer to a dry dish to allow oil to drain. Arrange half the quantity of fried aubergines in a small baking dish. Cover aubergines with the meat, without gravy. Cover meat with remainder of aubergines, forming top layer. Pour gravy over top layer. Bake in moderate oven for 15-20 minutes.

How to serve:
Cut into squares and serve in flat dishes. Pour spoonful of technia over each helping.

Serve as entré with beer or wines.


(Created by Chef Arnold Banysh) © All rights reserved by Sharon Publications Israel circa 1970

Foies De Volaille En Gelée

¾ pound fresh chicken livers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
4 tablespoons butter
¾ pint aspic
Port wine
Fresh tarragon
Watercress

Season whole chicken livers with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and sauté with finely chopped onion in butter until chicken livers are cooked through, but still a little pink inside. Remove from pan and drain well on paper towels.

Line bottoms of individual moulds (we used white porcelain ramekins for photograph) with a little liquid aspic jelly which you have flavoured to taste with port. Place 3 leaves of fresh tarragon in the bottom of each mould (or ramekin). Then place chicken livers in moulds and fill to the top with the port flavoured aspic. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve: loosen apsic from sides of moulds with your fingers and turn out on to a serving plate. Garnish with sprigs of fresh watercress and, if desired, a little chopped aspic.

Note: If you have difficulty in turning out the jellies, dip the bottom of each mould into hot water for a minute or two.


Thomas Nelson &Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. © Robert Carrier 1968

Perdices a lo Torero (Bull-fighters’ Partridges)

4 servings
You will need
4 partridges or 2 if of good size
3 anchovies
4 oz. bacon
4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
3 medium pimentos, peeled and sliced (To peel, burn over flame until black outside, then wash off skin under the cold tap)
parsley, chopped
1 glass white wine
ground pepper
salt

lemon slices for garnish
4 thin slices of first-class Serrano ham

Clean partridges well. Take the bones out of the anchovies and wash well under the tap. Chop anchovies together with the partridge livers and back, to make a finely-chopped stuffing. Season with salt and a little pepper. (A small quantity of white bread crumbs, soaked in milk and compressed, may also be added.)

Stuff the partridges with this mixture and sew up with twine. Sprinkle with salt. Lightly fry partridges in the oil.

Once the partridges are browned on the outside, add the fried tomatoes and pimentos. Lightly fry tomatoes and pimentos in oil and season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley.

Put them in a casserole and cover. Cook slowly for 30 minutes. Add wine and cook for thirty more minutes. The partridges are now ready to serve, but do not forget to take out the twine.

Garnish with lemon slices around the partridges. To accompany, serve in a separate dish fried ham slices.


©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1973

Zealand Pig’s Knuckles (Holland) / Jarret de Porc Zélandais

ingredients:
2 pounds small hard pears
2 fresh pig’s knuckles
salt, pepper
2 pounds potatoes

instructions:
1. Wash the pears but do not peel them. Remove the hard core and seeds
2. Place them in a stewpan. Place the pig’s knuckles on top of the pears.
3. Cover with water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 3 hours.
4. Serve with boiled potatoes.


In Holland, this dish is often prepared with dried pears.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.

Italian Cauliflower Mousse

1 large cauliflower
Salt
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
¼ pint double cream
Freshly ground black pepper
Grated nutmeg
Butter
Hollandaise sauce
Flowerets of cauliflower, poached
Sprigs of parsley

Clean cauliflower and cut into quarters. Cook in boiling salted water until tender. Pass through fine sieve. Beat in the eggs, egg yolk and cream. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper and grated nutmeg. Transfer to a well-buttered soufflé dish with a band of aluminum foil tied around it, or a deep charlotte tin, and place in a pan of hot water on top of the stove. Bring water to a boil; then place it in a slow oven (350 -M3) and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until set. Unmould on to a serving dish and mask with Hollandaise sauce. Garnish with sprigs of poached cauliflower and sprigs of parsley. Serves 4 to 6.


Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. Printed an manufactured in Holland © Robert Carrier 1968

Boiled Chicken and Rice

1 fat chicken
1 Spanish onion, stuck with 2 cloves
2 large carrrots
Bouquet garni
2 stalks celery
1 glass dry white wine
1 quart white stock (chicken or veal, or both)
Salt and black peppercorns

Rice
1 tablespoon butter
1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
½ pound rice
½ pint strained chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cream sauce
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
¼ pint strained chicken stock
¾ pint double cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg

Garnish
Cooked carrots
Cooked green beans

Clean, singe and truss chicken; place in a casserole with an onion stuck with cloves; add carrots, bouquet garni and celery, and moisten with dry white wine and a good white stock. Season to taste with salt and a few peppercorns, and simmer gently for about 1 ½ hours, or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and keep warm. Strain chicken stock and use for cooking rice and for cream sauce.

To prepare rice: Melt butter in a saucepan; add finely chopped onion and stir for a minute over heat until transparent. Stir in rice; add ½ pint strained chicken stock and 1 pint hot water; season to taste with salt and black pepper; simmer very gently, covered, for about 25 minutes, or until tender but not mushy.

Cream sauce: Make a white roux with flour and butter; add ¼ pint chicken stock and ¾ pint double cream, and bring slowly to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer, stirring from time to time, until sauce is thick and smooth. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and nutmeg.

To serve: place boiled chicken in the centre of a large heated serving platter. Surround with colourful clusters of cooked whole carrots, green beans and rice. Pour a little cream sauce over chicken and serve with the rest separately. Serves 4 to 6.


Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. ©Robert Carrier 1968

Devilled Whitebait

1 ½ pounds whitebait
Ice cubes
Flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lard, for frying
Cayenne pepper
Lemon wedges

Put whitebait to firm in a shallow bowl with ice cubes and a little water. Just before frying, spread fish on a clean tea cloth to dry. Place on paper liberally dusted with well-seasoned flour and dredge with more flour; place in a wire basket, a portion at a time, and shake off surplus flour. Then plunge the basket into very hot lard and fry quickly for 3 to 5 minutes, shaking basket continually to keep fish apart while cooking. Lift basket from fat and shake well before transferring fish to paper towels to drain. Place whitebait on a heated serving dish in a warm oven and repeat until all the whitebait are fried. Season with freshly ground black pepper and cayenne, and serve with lemon wedges. Serves 4 to 6.


Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 36 Park Stree, London W1 © Robert Carrier, 1968

Insalata de Funghi e Gamberi (Mushroom and Prawn Salad)

Preparation time: 1 ½ hours (including time for marinating)
Cooking time: no cooking
To serve: 4

You will need:

6 oz. firm white mushrooms
1 cut clove garlic
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
ground black pepper
4-6 oz. shelled prawns (U.S. shrimps) or cooked scampi
1 teaspoon salt
fresh parsley

Wash and dry the mushrooms. Remove stalks and slice caps finely. Rub a basin with a cut clove of garlic and in it mix the oil, lemon juice and 2 shakes of pepper. Add the mushrooms, mix thoroughly with the dressing and set aside in a cold place for at least an hour. Just before serving add the salt. To serve pile the prawns (U.S. shrimps) in the centre of four individual plates and arrange the mushrooms all around. With scissors snip a little parsley over the prawns (U.S. shrimps).


©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968

Prawn Fritter

INGREDIENTS:-
1 ½ lbs. prawn (shelled, thin thread of gut removed)
Oil for deep frying

Seasoning:-
½ tsp. salt

Batter:-
6 tbsps. flour
4 tbsps. cornstarch
2 tsps. baking powder
2 tbsps salad oil
½ tsp. salt
⅓-½ cup water

METHOD:-
1) Wash prawns with salt water, then rinse again with cold water. Drain, and dry with cloth.
2) First cut 3 slits across the underside of the prawns, then cut a slit at the back of the prawns, removing the thin thread of gut.
3) Season prawns with salt, then dredge with a little flour.
4) Mix batter well and let it stand for 30 minutes.
5) Dip prawns in batter, then deep fry in hot oil (370F) until golden brown. Serve hot with Worcestershire sauce or catsup.


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