Category Archives: Poultry

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pie

5-pound ready-to-cook stewing chicken, cut up
3 cups water
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
Handful of celery tops
1 tablespoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
½ cup flour
1 tall can (1⅔ cups) evaporated milk
2 cups cooked, sliced carrots
1 pound cooked small white onions
1 recipe Baking Powder Biscuits, see Index C

Place chicken in large kettle with next 6 ingredients. Cover and bring. toa boil; simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until tender. Remove chicken from broth; cool. Strain the broth; cool. Remove chicken from the bones; leave meat in rather large pieces.

Skim fat from broth; measure ½ cup fat and 2⅓ cups broth. Heat the ½ cup fat in a large saucepan; blend in four. Slowly add and stir in the 2⅓ cups broth and the milk. Cook and stir until sauce thickens. Add chicken, carrots, and onions, and more salt and pepper to taste; reheat. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish. Prepare biscuit dough and cut with a cutter in any desired shape. Arrange the uncooked biscuits on top. Bake in very hot oven, 450°, 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

NOTE: Remaining broth may be frozen and used later for making soup.


Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York

Curried Turkey Open-Facers

1 large red apple, cored
Lemon juice
12 thin slices cooked turkey
2 tablespoons turkey broth or water
½ of a 10¾-ounce can (⅔ cup) condensed cream of chicken soup
¼ cup dairy sour cream
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons curry powder
6 slices French bread, toasted

Cut apple into thin wedges; brush with lemon juice. In skillet heat turkey in broth, covered for 4 to 5 minutes; turn slices once. Meanwhile, in saucepan combine soup, sour cream, milk, and curry powder; heat through. Place 2 slices turkey and 3 apple wedges atop each slice of bread; spoon sauce over. Makes 6 servings.

PEACHY-BEEF SANDWICHES

¼ cup low-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill pickle
4 slices Italian bread
4 teaspoons low-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing
4 lettuce leaves
4 thin slices cooked roast beef
4 juice-packed peach halves

In a small bowl combine the ¼ cup mayonnaise-type dressing, chili sauce, and dill pickle. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, toast bread and spread one side of each slice with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise-type dressing. Arrange one lettuce leaf, one slice roast beef, and one peach half on each. Drizzle some of the dressing mixture over top of each. Makes 4 servings.


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Cheesy Chicken Over Rice

Rice Pilaf (below)
1 small onion, chopped (about ¼ cup)
¼ small green pepper, cut into 1 x ¼-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
¼ cup margarine or butter
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
¼ cup diced cooked ham
1 can (11 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
¼ cup milk

Prepare Rice Pilaf. Cook and stir onion, green pepper and celery in margarine in 10-inch skillet until celery is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in chicken, ham, soup and milk. Heat until chicken is hot. Serve over Rice PIlaf. 6 servings.

Rice Pilaf

1 small onion, chopped (about ¼ cup)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 ⅔ cups boiling water
1 ⅓ cups uncooked regular rice
1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon
½ teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
¼ cup raisins

Cook and stir onion in margarine in 2-quart saucepan until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir water, rice, instant bouillon, salt, bay leaf and raisin into onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18 minutes.


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Pigeon with Moroccan Spices and Flat Pasta

Serves 4-6

4-6 young pigeons (275g- 325g/9-11 oz each)
olive oil
coarse salt
freshly-ground pepper
powdered cinnamon
4-6 tbls finely-chopped shallots
600ml/1 pt well-flavoured chicken stock
salt
8 juniper berries
4-6 sheets lasagna
2-4 tbls butter

Brush pigeons with olive oil and season generously with coarse salt, pepper and cinnamon. Reserve.

To prepare the fumet in a medium-sized saucepan, saute chopped shallots in 3 tbls olive oil until lightly browned. Add the chicken stock; season with salt, freshly-ground black pepper and ½ tsp cinnamon. Add the juniper berries and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until the fumet has reduced to about one-third of its original quantity. Remove from heat and reserve.

Heat the govern to 240°C/475°F/Gas 9. Bake the birds 15 minutes for quite rare, or 5 minutes more, if desired.

In the meantime, cook lasagna sheets in boiling salted water until well-cooked. Drain. With a large pastry cutter, cut lasagna into circles. When ready to serve, melt the butter gently over a very low heat until it begins to turn light gold (about 2 minutes). ‘Seize’ each pasta circle in the beurre noisette, pushing it to the side of the pan to give it a drape-like shape while still in the pan.

Skim the fat from the pigeon pan juices; add the fumet and warm up over high heat. Reduce heat to keep warm.

To serve Cut each pigeon into quarters; slice the breasts and arrange the birds on heated dinner plates. Garnish each dish with a portion of flat pasta and spoon 2-3 tbls of fumet over each serving. Serve immediately.


Text and photographs © Robert Carrier 1995. Food photography: Michelle Garrett. Printed in Hong Kong.

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

Turkey Dressing Bake

2 cups cut-up cooked turkey
2 eggs
1 cup warm water
1 package (about 1 ounce) turkey or chicken gravy mix
1 ⅓ cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
¼ cup slivered almonds
Mushroom-Corn Sauce (below)

Heat oven to 350°. Place turkey in greased baking pan, 8x8x2 inches. Beat eggs, water and gravy mix; pour on turkey. Sprinkle turkey with stuffing mix, then almonds. Bake uncovered 40 minutes. Top each serving with Mushroom-Corn Sauce. 6 servings.

MUSHROOM-CORN SAUCE

1 can (12 ounces) whole kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained.
1 can (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces (with liquid)

Heat all ingredients to boiling, stirring frequently.

Note: To double this recipe, double all ingredients and bake in greased baking pan, 13x9x2 inches, in 350° oven 55 minutes.


© 1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

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

Deep Fried Chicken – Three Coatings for Fried Chicken

Wash, dry and cut up a 1 ½ to 2-pound ready-to-cook chicken. Coat with one of the coatings below. If time permits, before frying, place the chicken on a rack for about ½ hour to allow coating to dry.

Heat for or pour cooking oil into a deep fryer to a depth of 2 or more inches. Fat should be heated to 350° on a fat thermometer, or until a 1-inch cube of bread browns in 60 seconds.

Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in a basket; gently lower into the hot fat. Fry chicken until tender and golden brown or 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Continue frying until all the pieces are fried. Makes 2 servings.

SEASONED FLOUR COATING: Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. (For each pound of chicken combine ¼ cup flour, ¾ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper and, if desired, 1 teaspoon paprika.) Then fry as directed above.

EGG AND FLOUR COATING: Dip chicken first in beaten egg which has been seasoned with salt and pepper, then in Seasoned Flour Coating.

CRISPY COATING: Dip the chicken first in beaten egg and then in one of the following: bread, cracker or cornflake crumbs, crushed potato chips, or corn meal.


Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York © Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Instituted, Inc., New York

Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms

15 large mushrooms
1 ½ pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon catsup
1 tablespoon steak sauce

Heat oven to 375°. Gently wash and dry mushrooms. Reserve caps; remove stems and finely chop. Combine ground turkey, mushroom stems, parsley, carrot, onions, salt, pepper and celery salt. Place a mound of mixture on each mushroom cap. Arrange in a lightly-greased baking dish. Pour chicken broth in pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until done. Blend catsup and steak sauce and brush tops of turkey mixture 5 minutes before completion of cooking.

Serves: 5
Preparation time: 1 HR.
Approximate calories per serving: 165


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