Category Archives: Soups and Salads

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

Rancher’s Salad

½ pound elbow macaroni
Boiling salted water
1 can (1 pound) kidney beans
4 beef frankfurters
½ cup sour cream
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Few drops Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horse-radish
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Crisp salad greens

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package instructions, until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water and chill in a large bowl.

Drain kidney beans; discard liquid. Cut frankfurters into thin diagonal slices. Add beans and frankfurters to macaroni. Combine sour cream and next 8 ingredients. Pour sour cream mixture over the macaroni mixture; toss until thoroughly mixed. Turn salad into a bowl lined with crisp salad greens. Makes 8 servings.

FOUR SALAD NOTES: 1. Shake a few drops of onion juice in French Dressing. 2. Garnish a bowl of mayonnaise with a dash of paprika. 3. Rub a whiff of garlic on your salad bowl. 4. Top a fruit salad with a sprinkling of coconut.


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

Tomato Noodle Soup

Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins.- 1 hour 25 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: large saucepan

For 6 people you need
2 onions
2 carrots
1 ½ lb. tomatoes or large can tomatoes
3 tablespoons shortening
5 cups stock
seasoning
bouquet garni
4-6 oz. ribbon noodles

  1. Peel and slice onions and carrots.
  2. Halve fresh tomatoes.
  3. Fry vegetables in the hot shortening for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add stock, seasoning, and bouquet garni.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for ¾- 1 hour.
  7. Discard bouquet garni and put soup through a sieve.
  8. Return to the pan, then add the noodles and cook for 10-15 minutes until the noodles are tender.
  9. Re-season to taste.

TO SERVE: As soon as possible topped with croutons or parsley if desired. A little fresh or sour cream may be put on top.

TO VARY: Cream of tomato soup: Proceed to stage 7. In a separate pan make a white sauce with 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup flour, 1 ¼ cups milk, and seasoning. reheat the soup, then whisk the hot, not boiling, sauce into the soup.


PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Pochouse de Verdun-sur-le-Doubs (Freshwater Fish Stew)

ingredients:
3 pounds fish
3 onions
2 cloves
10 cloves of garlic
5 ounces diced fresh (not smoked) bacon
1 bay leaf
1 fresh sprig of ½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 bottle dry white burgundy wine
2 ounces Burgundy marc or brandy
4 ounces butter
1 Tablespoon flour
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup toasted thin slices of French bread, rubbed with garlic

instructions:
1. Clean the fish. Cut off the heads and cut the fish into thick slices.


2. Mince the onions. Stud the garlic with the cloves. Heat the bacon. Sauté the onions in the bacon, seasoning with the bay leaf and thyme until the onion becomes transparent.


3. Place the fish heads over the onions. Salt and pepper to tasted. Add the fish and wine. Increase the heat and simmer for 10 more minutes.

4. Pour the marc or brandy over the soup and ignite. This will eliminate the acidity of the wine, which has not cooked sufficiently in this short time.

5. Remove the pieces of fish. Strain, and set the resulting “court-bouillon” aside.

6. Make a roux by blending flour and butter. Add to the strained court-bouillon. Simmer for 10 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and add the cream. Place the fish over the croutons. Cover with the sauce.


You may use any freshwater fish, but the real recipe is made with pike, perch, and eel or river ling.


© 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.

Кисель, Бапбка из твoрoга c oрехами и мë дом (Kiseli, bapka iz tvaraga su arekhami i miydom) (Kisel and Babka with Cottage Cheese)

Kisel

4 servings

You will need
4 oz. canned pineapple
3 oz. canned pear
⅓ cup canned fruit juice
⅓ cup white wine
½ cup water
1 ½ oz. cornstarch
4 tablespoons sugar
juice of ⅓ lemon
2 tablespoons grenadine

Dice 2 pineapple rings and set aside. Combine the remainder of the pear and fruit juice and purée in a blender.

Add the wine, water, cornstarch, sugar and grenadine to the puréed mixture; pour into a pot, mix well and heat until thickened. Finally add the lemon juice and diced pineapple. Let cool, and then chill in the refrigerator. Serve in a glass dish.

Babka

4 servings

You will need
6 oz. cottage cheese
4 teaspoons flour
1 small egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 ⅔ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ tablespoons chopped walnuts
little grated lemon rind
1 ½ tablespoons butter for plate

Fruit sauce:
3 oz. canned apricots
½ cup canned apricot syrup
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Sieve the cottage cheese. Sift the flour; separate egg and beat the white until stiff.

Add the remaining ingredients and the egg yolk to above.

Add the egg white and grated lemon rind.

Grease 4 custard cups with butter. Pour the above mixture in and steam over low heat 25 minutes, leave the lid slightly ajar.

When cool, unmold. Pour the fruit sauce over.

Fruit sauce: combine the canned apricots and its juice. Pour into a pot, add sugar and cornstarch. Heat, stirring until thickened.


©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1971

Cream of Luau Soup

6 servings

You will need
1 ½ cups cooked luau pulp (2 bunches of luau)
4 ½ cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 ½ tablespoons flour
1 ¾ teaspoons salt
pepper if desired

See recipe number 5 on how to prepare luau for cooking.

Press the luau through a sieve. Measure it so that there will be 1 ½ cups of cooked pulp. Melt the butter, add the flour, and mix until a smooth paste is formed.

Stir in the milk gradually and cook until the mixture thickens. Add the luau and seasonings and serve hot.

Notes and instructions from recipe number 5:
2 bunches of luau is 40 taro leaves.
Wash the taro leaves. Remove the stem and tough part of the rib. Place the luau 1 ½ tablespoons butter, 1 ½ cups water and ½ teaspoon salt in a sauce pan. Partially cover and simmer them for 1 hour or until there is no “sting” noticeable to the taste.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Crunchy Salmon Salad


Copyright 1941, Pet Milk Company, St. Louis, Mo. Forms No. 3750

Tomato Soup with Avocado

Combine 1 can tomato soup, 1 soup-can water, * 1 can beef broth, 1/4 teaspoon crushed oregano, and 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder. Heat to boiling, reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes. Pour into 4 bowls; float 2 thin slices avocado atop each serving.

<sup*Or use 1 envelope tomato-soup mix; add water according to label directions.


Shortcut Cooking © Meredith Corporation, 1969. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America. First Printing

Tuna-Vegetable Chowder

1 cup diced uncooked potato (1 medium)
1 cup cut-up fresh or canned tomatoes
2 medium onions, cut into 1/4 inch slices
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
2 cups water
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups milk
2 cans (6 1/2 ounces each) tuna, drained
Snipped chives or parsley

Heat potato, tomatoes, onions, celery seed and water to boiling in saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until potato is tender, about 15 minutes.

Melt margarine over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add tuna to potato mixture; stir in sauce. Sprinkle with chives. 6 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each).


© Copyright 1981 by General Mills, All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Herring Salad

herring_revised

Cooking time: 30 mins.
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Main cooking utensil: deep covered casserole
Oven temperature: 325-350°F
Oven position: center

For 4 people you need:
4 large herring
2/3 cup white vinegar
4 peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 small onion
1 cucumber
2 red-skinned eating apples
2/3 cup sour cream*
seasoning
lemon juice

Garnish:
parsley

*You can buy cartons sour cream or use yogurt or fresh cream plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Remove heads, intestines and backbones from herring, leave about 1/2 inch of bone at tail end.

2. Roll herring, start at the head end and secure rolls by piercing fish with backbone left at the tail end.

3. Put fish into casserole, add vinegar, peppercorns, bay leaves, and sliced onion with scant 2 cups water.

4. Cover dish with lid and bake for time and at temperature given.

5. Cool in the liquid, then drain.

6. Skin and dice cucumber.

7. Core apples, leave skin on. Cut half apple into slices, dice the remainder.

8. Mix diced apple and cucumber.

9. Mix with cream and seasoning.

TO SERVE: Arrange cucumber mixture on a long dish, place herring rolls on top, garnish with apple slices, dipped in lemon juice, and parsley.

TO VARY: Dice herrings after cooking, mix with diced apple, onion, cucumber, add 2 diced hard-cooked eggs, 1 small diced cooked beet, 3 diced sweet dill pickle. Put into mold and leave for 1 hour.


PRINTED IN CANADA ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967