Category Archives: Seafood and Shellfish

Cold Salmon with Watercress Mousseline

4 fresh salmon steaks
1 pint water
½ Spanish onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 bay leaf
Juice of 1 lemon
Salta and freshly ground black pepper

Watercress mousseline
2 bunches watercress
¼ pint double cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of ½ lemon

Combine water, sliced onion, celery, bay leaf and lemon juice, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, in a wide saucepan. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add salmon steaks to the simmering liquid, carefully placing them on the bottom of the pan without letting them overlap. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Chill the steaks in their own liquid. Just before serving, drain. Serve with Watercress mousseline. Serves 4.

Watercress mousseline: Remove leaves from watercress; place them in cold water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Rinse well in cold water; drain and pass through a fine sieve. Bring double cream to a boil in a saucepan; add sieved watercress, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Chill. Just before serving, whisk with lemon juice until thick and smooth.


Photographs Angel Studio. Box drawing Alan Cracknell. Card drawings Charles Pickland. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. © Robert Carrier 1966

Fish Turban With Scallops

1 ½ pounds hake or halibut
Well-flavored court-bouillon
1 ¼ cups milk
4 cups freshly grated breadcrumbs
4 egg yolks
6 tablespoons heavy cream
4 egg whites
Salt, freshly ground black pepper and cayenne pepper
Butter
Scallops, crab, shrimp or mussels

Poach fish in a well-flavored court-bouillon until flesh flakes easily with a fork; remove from court-bouillon and drain. Remove skin and bones, and flake fish. Bring milk to a boil; pour over fresh breadcrumbs and mix well with flaked fish; pound in a mortar until smooth. Add egg yolks and cream and mix well into mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold gently into fish mixture. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of caynne. Spook mixture into a buttered ring mold; place mold in a pan of boiling water and bake in a slow oven (325° F.) for 1 hour, or until turban is firm. To serve: unmold turban onto a heated serving dish and fill ring with curried scallops, crab or shrimp, or more simply mussels in a lightly curried cream sauce. Serves 6 to 8.

Publishers GROSSET & DUNLAP New York, © Robert Carrier 1967

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

Crab-Tomato Aspic

Preparation time: 20 min.
Chilling time: 2 to 4 hrs.

Perfect for luncheon main dish, this make-ahead molded salad is a popular type and makes the best use of a package of frozen crabmeat.

For 4 servings you will need:
1 pkg. (6 oz.) snow crab or king crabmeat, thawed
2 pkgs. unflavored gelatin
¼ cup cold water
¾ cup chili sauce
¼ cup tomato juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. instant minced onion
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped, Tomato mayonnaise dressing (recipe follows)
Lettuce leaves
Avocado slices

Preparation:
1. Add liquid drained from crabmeat to gelatin in measuring cup. Stir in enough water to equal ¼ cup liquid. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes until gelatin is absorbed, then set over hot water to dissolve.
2. In bowl, combine crabmeat with chili sauce, tomato juice, sour cream, onion, dill weed, salt, fresh lemon juice, and chopped eggs.
3. Stir in the softened gelatin. Chill until thick, stir once. Turn into one oiled salad mold, about 3 cups size. Chill until set.
4. While salad chills, prepare the dressing. Unmold salad onto crisp lettuce leaves. Garnish with tomato wedge or sliced avocado, if desired.

Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing:
Combine 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. tomato paste, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. prepared mustard, 2 Tbsp. instant minced onion, and 1 egg in blender container. Turn blender container. Turn blender on; slowly drizzle in 1 cup salad oil. Whirl until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Makes 1 ½ cups.


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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.


(Copyright Reserved) Printed in Hong Kong.

Saengseon gwa Seu-Jeon (Fried White Fish and Prawns)

4 servings

You will need
¾ lb. white meat fish fillets, cut into thin slices
8 prawns, shelled and deveined, with tail retained. Cut lengthwise and open out.
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons flour, sifted
pinch of salt
a little pepper
3 tablespoons sesame oil
Vinegar Soy-Sauce

Sprinkle salt and pepper over fish and prawns. Dredge with flour, dip in beaten eggs and brown both sides lightly in sesame oil.

Serve hot with Vinegar-Soy Sauce.

Vinegar-Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
dash of monosodium glutamate
a little lemon juice

Mix all ingredients well.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1974

Finnan Haddie

½ cup chopped onion
2 pounds finnan haddie
1 cup light cream
2 tablespoons butter
Several sprigs fresh dill weed

Preheat oven to 350°. Place bed of chopped onion in a baking dish and arrange pieces of finnan haddie on top. Pour light cream over the fish and dot each with several pieces of butter. Bake 40 to 45 minutes – until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Decorate each piece of fish with a sprig of fresh dill weed.

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 50 min
Approximate calories per serving: 250


SUGGESTED MENU
Mixed Green Salad
Finnan Haddie
Parsley Potatoes
Deep Dish Apple Pie


©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Fish Fillets Pensacola

1 pound fillet of sole
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 lemon or 1 lime
½ small orange, diced

Sprinkle fish with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Lightly squeeze ½ lemon or lime over fish. Dice remaining half. Set aside. Roll fillets, securing with bits of toothpicks, if necessary. Sprinkle with diced orange and reserved lemon or lime. Bake in a non-stickk pan at 375°F. (moderate oven) for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with fork. Divide evenly. Makes 2 dinner servings.

Pâté Glaze

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ cup bouillon
¼ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon prepared mustard
¼ teaspoon onion salt
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Artificial sweetener to equal ¼ teaspoon sugar or to taste

Sprinkle gelatin over bouillon in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in buttermilk, mustard, onion salt, salt and pepper. Cool. Add artificial sweetener. Chill until syrupy. Use with Liver Pâté en Masque (see Card #14)


Copyright © Weight Watchers International, Inc. 1974. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Crab Newburg

½ cup evaporated skimmed milk
½ cup chicken bouillon
½ teaspoon paprika
½ bay leaf
Dash thyme leaves
Dash cayenne pepper
12 ounces cooked crabmeat
2 teaspoons sherry extract
1 cup cooked enriched rice

In saucepan, combine milk, bouillon, paprika, bay leaf, thyme and cayenne pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Add crabmeat and sherry extract. Simmer 5 minutes longer, until heated through. Divide rice evenly into 2 ramekins or soup bowls. Spoon half of crab mixture over each portion of rice. Makes 2 dinner servings.


Copyright © Weight Watchers International, Inc. 1974. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.