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Fish House Punch (Striped Bass with Spinach Stuffing)

November 2, 2018

4 quarts water
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons salt
3 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 pounds spinach
1/2 pound mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 whole striped bass, 7-8 pounds (or salmon, if bass is out of season)

Combine water, vinegar, salt, carrots, onion, celery, bay leaves, and parsley in Dutch oven; bring to boil and simmer 20 minutes.

Carefully wash and devein spinach and cut into julienne (thin strips); sauté spinach and mushrooms in butter until mushrooms are tender. Rinse bass lightly with cold water; stuff with spinach-mushroom mixture; wrap in double thickness cheesecloth and tie tightly at both ends.

Place bass in large fish poacher or roasting pan; pour broth over fish, covering fish by at least 2 inches. Bring to boil and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let fish rest in broth; cool and chill.

Unwrap bass from cheesecloth; peel off skin and place on serving platter. Serve with Green Mayonnaise (card 234); if desired, glaze with red madrilène (card 62)*.

Yield: 10-12 servings
(Pictured – Salmon with Spinach Stuffing)

*2 cans (10-oz size) tomato madrilène. If canned tomato madrilène is not available, make your own: Dissolve 2 packages unflavored gelatin in 1 cup water; heat 3 cups chicken broth in saucepan; stir in 4 tablespoons tomato paste; bring to low boil. Stir in gelatin. Flavor to taste with salt and hot sauce; cool and chill until jelled.

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Pineapple Mint Freeze

October 31, 2018

1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup mint-flavored apple jelly
Dash salt
1 cup whipping cream

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In saucepan soften gelatin in reserved juice. Add jelly and salt; heat and stir till gelatin is dissolved and jelly melted. If needed, beat to blend jelly. Stir in pineapple. Chill till mixture is partially set.

Whip cream just to soft peaks; fold into partially thickened gelatin mixture. Tint with few drops green food coloring, if desired. Spoon into 8x4x2-inch loaf dish. Cover and freeze till firm. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. Unmold; slice and place on lettuce-lined salad plates. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired. Makes 8 servings.


1 21-ounce can strawberry pie filling
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 medium bananas, chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds

Stir together pie filling, softened ice cream, and lemon juice. Stir in bananas and nuts. Turn mixture into 8 individual molds. Cover and freeze until firm. to serve, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Unmold onto lettuce-lined plates. Makes 8 servings.

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Inspiration Soup

October 29, 2018

3 cups tomato juice
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups canned bean sprouts, drained and rinsed
1 cup drained, canned asparagus, plus 1/2 cup liquid
1 cup drained, canned green beans, plus 1/2 cup liquid
1/2 cup canned sliced bamboo shoots, drained and rinsed
2 ribs celery, chopped
4 packets instant beef broth and seasoning mix or 4 beef bouillion cubes
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup dehydrated onion flakes
Dash celery salt
Dash garlic powder
Dash salt
Dash pepper
Dash oregano leaves
Dash thyme leaves

Combine tomato juice, water, bean sprouts, asparagus plus liquid, green beans plus liquid, bamboo shoots, celery, and broth mix in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water to soften. Add to soup. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer for 20 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Divide evenly. Makes 8 servings.

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Bologna Bunwiches

October 24, 2018

1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 8-ounce can red kidney beans, drained
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
6 ounces bologna, cut in strips
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
6 frankfurter buns, split and toasted

In medium saucepan cook green pepper in hot oil till tender. Stir in drained beans, tomato sauce, bologna, onion, and chili powder. Heat through. Stir in the shredded cheese. Heat and stir till cheese melts. Spoon onto toasted buns. Makes 6 sandwiches.


4 bagels, split and toasted
Butter or margarine
2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seed
4 ounces salami, thinly sliced
3 ounces Swiss cheese slices
1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced

Spread toasted surface of halved bagels with butter or margarine. In small bowl combine chopped egg, mayonnaise, chopped onion, and sesame seed. For each sandwich, spread bottom half of bagel with 2 teaspoons egg mixture; place a fourth of the salami, cheese, and cucumber slices atop. Spread cut side of each bagel top with 2 teaspoons egg mixture; place over bottom half. Makes 4 sandwiches.

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Chicken in Sausage Terrine

October 18, 2018

6 slices bacon
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 small onion, cut up
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons brandy
1 cup soft bread crumbs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
14 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1 pound bulk pork sausage
8 ounces canned chopped ham loaf, cut in strips

Advanced preparation: Lay bacon in shallow baking pan. Bake in 350° oven 10 minutes; turn once. Lay bacon crosswise in 9×593-inch loaf pan. Grind chicken, onion, and garlic through fine blade of food chopper. Combine egg, milk, brandy, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, thyme, and marjoram. Add chicken mixture and sausage; mix well.

Pat a third of the ground meat mixture over bacon. Cover with half the ham-loaf strips. Repeat, ending with ground meat. Cover loosely with foil. Place another pan of the same size filled with dry beans atop loaf. Seal edges of foil to edges of meat-loaf pan. Bake in 350° oven 1 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours. Cool; remove meat from pan. Wrap tightly. Chill the meat at least 8 hours.

Before serving: Unwrap loaf. Place on platter and slice to serve. Garnish platter with parsley, lettuce leaves, and cherry tomatoes, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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Beer Stew

October 9, 2018

1 pound beef boneless chuck, tip or round, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound pork shoulder roll or smoked hocks, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can or bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 tablespoon instant beef bouillion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried basil leaves
6 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup walnut halves (optional)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter (optional)

Cook beef and pork in oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is brown, about 8 minutes; drain. Add enough water to beer to measure 2 cups; pour on beef and pork. Add bouillon, salt, garlic salt, marjoram, thyme and basil. Heat to boiling. Add carrots, potatoes and onion. Cover and cook in 325° oven until beef is tender and pork is done, about 1 1/2 hours.

Shake cold water and flour in tightly covered container; stir gradually into stew. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir walnut halves in margarine; sprinkle stew with walnuts. 8 servings.
The beef in this recipes will assume a pink color because of the smoked pork.

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Tangy Tomato Aspic

October 2, 2018

1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 package (3 ounces) lemon-flavored gelatin
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion juice
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
Dash cloves
2 cups diced celery
Mayonnaise or salad dressing

Pour boiling water over gelatin in bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in tomato sauce, vinegar and seasonings. Chill until slightly thickened but not set.

Stir in celery. Pour into 4-cup ring mold. Chill until firm. Just before serving, fill center of unmolded aspic ring with your favorite seafood salad. Serve with mayonnaise. 6 servings.

Gourmet Aspic: Omit celery and double amounts of aspic ingredients; chill until slightly thickened.

Draing 1 can (14 ounces) cut asparagus spears and 1 can (7 ounces) artichoke hearts; arrange vegetables in 6-cup ring mold. Pour thickened aspic over vegetables; chill until firm. Serve with Creamy Onion Dressing (below). 10 servings.

Cream Onion Dressing: Mix 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1/2 cup dairy sour cream and 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours. About 1 1/4 cups.

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