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‘Five-perfumed’ Beef with Bean Sprouts (Ng heung ngow yuk ngar choy)

September 11, 2017

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

You will need

5 oz. rump steak
1 small egg white
little monosodium glutamate
2 tablespoons sherry
2 teaspoon cornflour
peanut oil
1 piece dried tangerine rind
7 oz. bean sprouts
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar

Shred the beef across the grain into match sticks. Add the egg white, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, 1 tablespoon sherry, 1 teaspoon cornflour and 1 teaspoon peanut oil. Mix all well together and set aside. Soak tangerine rind until soft, then shred. Clean the bean sprouts. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a pan, add the bean sprouts, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoonful salt and fry for 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Heat another 2 tablespoons oil in the pan and add the shredded beef and tangerine and cook quickly until beef is cooked and becomes light brown. Add soy sauce, remaining sherry, 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, sugar and remaining cornflour mixed with 1 tablespoon water. Mix all well. Stir in bean sprouts and serve hot.

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


Liver in Lemon Sauce

September 5, 2017

6 slices beef liver, 1/2-inch thick (about 2 pounds)
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup oil
1 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons steak sauce

Season liver with salt and pepper. Dip in flour. Brown in oil in a large skillet. Cook to rare stage. Remove liver and keep warm. Add onions to pan and sauté. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons flour. While stirring, add remaining ingredients; simmer until thickened. Add salt to tasted. Add liver and simmer 10 minutes while spooning sauce over liver.

Note For unusual taste treat, substitute 2 teaspoons Angostura Bitters for steak sauce.

Serves 6
Preparate time: 25 min.
Approximate Calories per serving…350

Lettuce Hearts with Herb Dressing
Liver with Lemon Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Peas and Carrots
Blueberry Tarts

© 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Crabmeat and Mushroom Bisque

August 24, 2017

6 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
4 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
1 scallion, including top, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
Dash Tabasco
1 cup half-and-half (half milk, half cream)
1 1/2 cups cooked crabmeat*
3 tablespoons dry sherry

1. In medium skillet, heat 4 tablespoons butter. Add onion, green pepper, scallion, parsley, and mushrooms; sauté until soft but not brown. Set aside.

2. In large saucepan, heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Stir in salt, pepper, mace, and Tabasco.

3. Add sautéed vegetables and half-and-half. Bring to boiling, stirring. Reduce heat, and add crabmeat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

4. Just before serving, stir in sherry.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or use 2 pkg (6-oz size) frozen crabmeat, thawed.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.


August 17, 2017

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 lb smoked pork sausage or ham, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
3 cups cooked shrimp shelled and deveined (about 1 lb)
5 cups diced peeled tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cups raw long-grain white rice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1. In large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat butter. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, until tender.

2. Remove from heat. Stir in flour. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups water, stirring until smooth.

3. Return to heat. Add remaining ingredients; bring to boiling, stirring.

4. Reduce heat to simmer; cook, covered but stirring occasionally – about 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.

5. Serve sprinkled with additional chopped parsley, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

©1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Gazpacho Soup

August 1, 2017

2 cups tomato juice
1 tomato, chopped
1/3 cup peeled cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Accompaniments: 1/2 cup each – croutons, chopped tomato, unpared cucumber slices, chopped green pepper, chopped onion

Blend all ingredients (except accompaniments) and chill for several hours. Serve with accompaniments.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 20 min.
Approximate calories per serving…65

Stuffed Avocado
French Bread
Walnut Cake

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Choucroute garnie (Sauerkraut garnished with bacon and sausages)

July 24, 2017

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: about 4 minutes
To serve: 4-6

You will need
1 1/2 lb. fresh sauerkraut*
4 oz. smoked streaky bacon
1 1/2 oz. pork fat or butter
1 carrot, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
ground black pepper
4 crushed juniper berries (optional)
1/4 pin (U.S. 5/8 cup) dry white wine
3/4 pint (U.S. 1 7/8 cups) stock or water (or all stock)
1 lb. piece pickled belly pork
1 garlic sausage
4-6 frankfurters
plain boiled potatoes as required

*Sauerkraut is shredded white cabbage salted and fermented in wooden pickling tubs. It is available fresh from many delicatessen stores.

Put drained sauerkraut into a colander and steep in cold water for 20 minutes, changing the water 3 times. Drain and squeeze dry then unravel strands of cabbage as much as possible. Pre-heat oven to (300°F. or Gas Mark 2). Cut smoked bacon into strips 2-inches by 1/2-inch. Melt fat in a flameproof casserole and fry the bacon, carrot and onion lightly without browning. Stir in the sauerkraut and generous seasoning of black pepper. Add juniper berries (if used), wine and stock or water (or all stock). Bring to simmering point, cover tightly and transfer to centre of oven. Cook for 3 hours then bury the pork and garlic sausage in the sauerkraut and continue cooking another 1 -1 1/2 hours until meat is cooked and liquid absorbed. Add frankfurters 20 minutes before serving, and check seasoning. To serve spread the sauerkraut on a large hot dish. Arrange the thickly sliced pork and garlic sausage on top and surround with frankfurters and boiled potatoes.

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

Lime Ribbon Delight

July 16, 2017

1 package of our white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 package (3 ounces) lime-flavored gelatin
1/2 cup fruit juice or water
1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Few drops lemon juice
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Bake cake mix in 9-inch layer pan as directed on package. Cool. Pour boiling water over gelatin in bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in fruit juice; chill until slightly thickened but not set. Stir in pineapple, nuts and lemon juice.

Place 2 strips of aluminum foil, 2 to 3 inches wide, in each of the layer pans, extending foil over edges of pans. Place a cooled cake layer in each pan, one layer right side up and one layer upside down. Spoon gelatin mixture evenly on the layers; chill until gelatin is firm.

In chilled bowl, beat cream and sugar until stiff. With extending foil strips, left cake out of pans; stack layers gelatin side up. Frost side of cake with whipped cream. Because of the gelatin and whipped cream, refrigerate any leftover cake.

For a St. Patrick’s Day touch, miniature while clay pipes decorate the pictured cake.

© Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.