Category Archives: Italian

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

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

Spaghetti Bolognese and Kedgeree

Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 -1 ½ oz. butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil or 2 oz. butter
½-1 clove garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
2 oz. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
6 oz. minced beef
1 x 8 oz. can tomatoes or 4 fresh tomatoes
½ pint brown stock
1 wineglass red wine
little tomato purée
6-8oz. spaghetti
Parmesan cheese

Heat butter and oil in pan. Then fry crushed garlic, onion, mushrooms, and carrot. Add meat and rest of the ingredients and simmer liquid until thickened. slices of red or green pepper can be used in this sauce. Chopped parsley may be added to the sauce just before serving. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water and drain. Rinse in cold water, return to pan with a knob of butter and reheat. Pour the sauce over spaghetti and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.


Kedgeree

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
6 oz. cooked smoked haddock
1 hard-boiled egg
approx. 8 oz. cooked rice
pinch cayenne
pepper and salt
chopped parsley
¼ lemon, cut in thin wedges

Flake fish coarsely with fork. Chop egg white. Sieve yolk. Mix flaked fish with chopped egg white, and hot cooked rice. Season to taste. Little milk may be added if necessary. Put on hot dish. Sprinkle sieved egg yolk and chopped parsley on top. Add lemon. Serve while hot.


©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text ©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968