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Tuna Fish Cavalier

October 12, 2017

12 ounces canned, drained tuna, flaked
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups (10-ounce package) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon mace
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Combine tuna with mustard and Worcestershire. Mix spinach with parsley flakes. Combine milk, butter flavoring, garlic powder, and mace; add to spinach. Spoon tuna fish in an even layer in a non-stick shallow baking dish. Top with spinach mixture. Bake at 375°F (moderately hot oven) for 10 minutes, or until bubbling hot. Serve tuna in a ring of spinach. Garnish with lemon rind. Divide evenly. Makes 2 dinner servings.

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Piquant Herring Salad

October 9, 2017

Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main utensil: sharp knife

For 4 people you need:
4 pickled herrings
1 small onion
1 eating apple
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 pint soured cream (or 1/4 pint single cream and 1 dessertspoon lemon juice)
white pepper

To pick 6 herrings:
Brine: 2 oz. salt
1 pint water

Spiced vinegar:
1 pint vinegar, preferably white
1 tablespoon pickling spices

Fillet 6 large herrings, soak in the brine for 2 hours. Roll herrings, cover with cold spiced vinegar made by boiling vinegar and spices. Put into screw top jars with sliced onion, bay leaf. Leave 5-6 days.

1. Drain herrings. Cut in half lengthways; cut each half into 4 strips.

2. Arrange on serving dish.

3. Slice onion. Cover with boiling water, drain after 1 minute.

4. Core and slice apple, sprinkle slices with lemon juice. Reserve a few apple slices for garnish.

5. Blend rest of apple, onion rings, cream and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Season well.

Spoon dressing over herring pieces, garnish with apple slices – watercress may be used if desired.

TO VARY: Use yoghourt instead of soured cream, add a few capers and finely chopped gherkin to the mixture.

Pickled herring and beetroot salad: Mix chopped herrings with diced cooked potato, diced cooked beetroot, diced apples. Toss in mayonnaise.

TO STORE: Cover lightly with foil and keep in a cool place.

Photograph courtesy of the Herring Industry Bureau, ©Copyright Hamlyn Group Ltd. 1973

Sauerbraten Meatballs

September 28, 2017

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups water
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup sliced onions
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon whole black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 bay leaf
9 whole cloves
1 teaspoon mustard seed
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix beef, chopped onion, crumbs, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, eggs and milk. Shape into 1-inch balls. Sauté in oil in Dutch oven until brown on all sides. Mix water, vinegar, sliced onions, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and brown sugar. Add to meat. Make a bag from cheesecloth; fill with whole pepper, tarragon, bay leave, cloves and mustard seed. Tie bag securely with a string; place in pot, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove bag with spices. Cool and freeze in plastic freezer containers. Serving day: Place in a 350° oven for 45 minutes or until heated through. Make a paste of flour and 1/4 cup water; add to sauce, stirring until slightly thickened. Stir in sour cream and heat through, being careful not to boil.

Serves:6 to 8
Preparation time: 1 1/4 HR

Approximate calories per serving… 365

Red Cabbage-Apple Slaw
Sauerbraten Meatballs
Potato Dumplings
Garden Peas
Cherry Strudel

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

Chicken Goulash

September 21, 2017

2 1/2 to 3-pound frying chicken, cut up
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup onions, finely chopped
8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup dry Sherry wine
2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
6 ounces noodles, cooked
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Wash chicken and pat dry. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon paprika; coat chicken with flour mixture. Melt butter in a large skillet and brown chicken. Set chicken aside. Add onions to skillet and cook until transparent. Add tomato sauce, wine, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt and chicken; cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes, until tender. Drizzle melted butter over noodles and place on a serving dish. Place chicken on noodles. Blend sour cream into tomato mixture and heat to warm (do not boil). Pour over chicken.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 1 HR., 20 MIN

Approximate calories per serving… 600

Fruit Cup
Chicken Goulash
Garden Peas
Angel Food Cake
From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

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

‘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.