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White Russian and Strawberry Omelet

Mastering the art of omelet-making is a must for serious after-dinner entertainers. With a little practice you will quickly have the expertise to prepare 20-30 individual omelets, right in front of your guests, in a matter of minutes.

This dessert omelet is an easy one and requires no special talents; it is finished in the oven and no flipping or unmolding is necessary. For more omelet recipes, see Index.

12 eggs
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
¼ cup dairy sour cream
⅓ cup flour
1½ teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup strawberry preserves
2 tablespoons Cointreau

Break eggs into large mixing bowl and beat well. Stir in sugar and sour cream. Sift flour over eggs and add salt. Mix gently but thoroughly.

Heat butter in deep, heavy skillet suitable for presentation at table. When foaming, pour in eggs and cook slowly until bottom has set. Place in 375 F oven 7-10 minutes or until firm. Heat strawberry preserves.

Remove from oven and spread with warm strawberry preserves; sprinkle lightly with Cointreau.

Yield: 6 servings.

Copyright ©️ 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Champagne Cup and Artichoke-Tomato Mousse

12 artichoke bottoms
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup beef broth
1 cup tomato juice
1 package unflavored gelatin
½ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon dillweed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce

If using fresh artichokes, cook whole in large kettle(s) in lightly salted water 30-35 minutes or until leaves pull easily away from body of artichoke; remove water and drain; when cool enough to handle remove leaves and save for another use (see below); cut out bottom; discard choke. Sprinkle bottoms lightly with lemon juice and chill.

If using canned artichoke bottoms, remove from cans, drain, and place on serving platter; sprinkle lightly with lemon juice and chill.

Dissolve gelatin in beef broth and tomato juice, place in saucepans and bring to boil, stirring frequently; chill until mixture begins to thicken; beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into tomato-beef mixture and stir in seasonings.

Spoon tomato mousse into artichoke bottoms; chill well to set thoroughly before serving.

Yield: 12 appetizers.

Note: Cooked artichoke leaves may be chilled and arranged, petal fashion around a bowl of your favorite dip and used as dippers, or spread with mayonnaise and topped with shrimp. Only the soft meat at the bottom of the leaf is edible.

Copyright ©️ 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Serpent’s Tooth and Thankless Children

(Cockles & Mussels in Garlic Cream Dip)

1 jar (2½-oz size) cockles
1 jar (2¼-oz size) mussels
2 cups heavy cream
¼ cup (½ stick) butter
4 cloves garlic
1 dash hot sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup finely chopped chives

Drain cockles and mussels and set aside; reserving juices. Pour heavy cream into a heavy skillet and bring to rapid boil, uncovered and stirring constantly, until thick and reduced by one half (15-20 minutes).

Remove pan from heat. Meal butter in saucepans and add garlic; simmer 3-4 minutes or until garlic is tender but not browned. Add reserved fish juices, hot sauce, salt and pepper.

Pour reduced cream into butter 1 tablespoonful at a time, stirring constantly. Gently fold in cockles and mussels and transfer to wide fondue pot or chafing dish. Sprinkle with chives. Serve warm over candle flame with toast or French bread dippers.

Yield: About 2 cups sauce.

Note: Cockles and mussels are available, canned, in appetizer or fish sections of many supermarkets; if unavailable, canned or smoke oysters or other shellfish may be substituted.

Suffering Bastard and Rosemary Shrimp Spiedini

Rosemary is a fragrant, pine-flavored herb, a cross between sage and lavender with a touch of ginger. It serves as an attractive house plant in cold climates and in temperate regions will flourish out-of-doors all year long. In my herb garden in Princeton, I have several rosemary plants which, over the years have grown to the height of about 5 feet, and form a handsome hedge.

If you do not have access to fresh rosemary (and you will need a rather large plant for this recipe), add 3 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves to the marinade and skewer the storm on bamboo conceal skiers (as pictured) instead of rosemary branches. If you have only a small rosemary plant, with branches not long enough to accommodate 6 shrimp each, skewer use 1 or 2 shrimp on each short branch for bite wised hors d’oeuvre.

36 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 rosemary branches, 8-10 inches
½ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2½ tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon dry mustard
Optional: 3 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves (see above)

Skewer shrimp on rosemary branches or bamboo skewers (6 per branch) as pictured a place on bottom of baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and shake well in screw-top jar; pour over shrimp. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and marinate in refrigerator at least 6 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain shrimp. Arrange on lightly greased baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 20 minutes. Serve hot with lemon wedges.
Yield: 6 skewers

Copyright ©️1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Port Sangaree and Salmon Mousse Pâté with Cucumber Wafers

1 an (16-oz size) salmon, drained or 2 cups cooked fresh salmon
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup clam juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
⅛ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon ground celery seed
½ cup heavy cream

Remove skin and bone from salmon and flaked with fork; set aside. Sprinkle gelatin on surface of white win and dissolve. Heat clam juice in small saucepan until simmering; add wine and gelatin and heat until gelatin has melted. Remove from heat; add flaked salmon, lemon juice, salt ,pepper, cayenne, and celery seed. Purée in blender or food processor or pass through food mill or sieve.

Cool to room temperature. Beat heavy cream until light peaks form. Gently fold into salmon mixture. Turn mixture into lightly oiled loaf pan, 8½” x 4½” x 2½”.
Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Unmold on serving platter; serve with Cucumber Wafers
Yield: 4 cups pâté (12-16 slices).


Select large, firm cucumber with dark green skins. Peel carefully. allowing slivers of peel to reaming for color. Run times of fork lengthwise down sides of cucumber to form ridges. Cut into ¼-inch slices and serve cold.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Grasshopper (Coffee-Brandy Crème Caramel)

If you tried the Espresso Crème Brûlée and loved it, but can’t abide the astronomical number of calories contained in the smallest spoonful, try this coffee flavored crème caramel, similar in appearance to the Crème Brûlée but incorporating only a fraction of the calories.

¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons water

½ cup sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons fine brandy
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup strong black coffee

To make caramel, place 1/4 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water in small saucepan and bring to boil. Keep boiling until syrup turns deep honey color: remove from heat and pour into 4-cup charlotte mold or individual custard cups. Roll mold or cups around to coat bottoms and sides with as much caramel as possible before caramel hardens. Cool and lightly oil inside of mold not coated in caramel.

Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix sugar, salt, milk, brandy, and vanilla in saucepan and bring to slow boil. Remove from heat and set aside. Beat eggs and egg yolks together. Add milk slowly, then add coffee, stirring thoroughly. Let stand 5 minutes. Skim off foam. Pour into prepared mold or custard cups. Place in baking dish and fill baking dish with boiling water ½ way up side of mold or cups. Bake 35-40 minutes or until center has set. Remove and chill. Unmold just before serving.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Diplomat and Shad Roe Monogram

In season, shad roe has always been one of the most popular dishes along Washington’s Embassy Row. Canned shad roe may be used for this recipe, making the dish available all year long, to be served hot or cold as the occasion and the weather suggest.

1 pair shad roe, fresh or canned
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup light cream
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 dash hot sauce

Separate shad roe gently with fork, removing skin and filament (chop fine with sharp knife if using frozen roe): Set aside.

Heat butter in heavy-bottomed saucepan until foaming. Add flour and stir thoroughly until mixture forms paste. Stir in cream; blend over low heat until mix forms smooth paste. Remove from heat. Fold in egg yolks, one at a time; add shad roe, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix.

In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into roe mixture. Lightly grease a 5-cup mold and dust with flour. Fill with roe mixture and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Place in large saucepan and add boiling water to saucepan to come halfway up sides of mold. Cover and place on low flame; steam 60 minutes. Remove from saucepan and unmold.

Serve with bacon curls and table water crackers
Yield: 3 ½ cups mold.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Gin and Tonic, Low-Calorie Deviled Eggs

12 hard-cooked eggs
1 medium cucumber
6 radishes
4 tablespoons minced onion
¼ cup imitation mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dillweed
2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle

Peel hard-cooked eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set aside for later use (see note, below). Peel cucumber, split in half, scoop out seeds and discard; dice cumber flesh.

Trim radishes and dice. Mix cucumber, radishes, onion, imitation mayonnaise, dillweed, and chopped picked together; if desired, add hot sauce or curry powder for stronger flavor. Spoon mixture into cooked egg whites and serve.

Note: Egg yolks are not extraordinarily high in calories; the average egg contains only 80 calories, and most of the deviled egg recipes in this section contain only 50-60 calories per deviled egg half.

However, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and using the yolkless recipe above eliminates cholesterol altogether and reduces the number of calories per deviled egg half to about 20.

Leftover yolks may be crumbled and added to casseroles and salads or sprinkled over soups or cooked green vegetables when calories and cholesterol are of little concern.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.


Applejack Flip

1 1/2 jiggers applejack
1/2 jigger apricot brandy
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Strega Flip

1 jigger Strega
1/2 jigger brandy
1/2 jigger Grand Marnier
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Coffee Flip

1 jigger brandy
1/2 jigger Kahlúa
1 jigger port wine
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon light cream

Shake well with ice and strain into sour glass; dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Hot Brandy Flip

1 jigger brandy
1 jigger blackberry brandy
1 small egg or 2 tablespoons lightly beaten whole egg
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Hot milk

Shake all ingredients well except milk; pour into mug; fill with milk; dust with nutmeg.

Copyright© 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Za Za and Cucumber Boats Provençale

6 medium cucumbers
6-8 medium tomatoes
6 tablespoons butter
12 green onions, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped fresh basil leaves*
1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Select firm, garden-fresh cucumbers no longer than 6 inches. Peel and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and some of meat with pointed spook to make deep hollow or “boat.” Arrange cucumber boats on serving platter, cover with foil, and refrigerate until needed.

Make stuffing: Peel and seed tomatoes, chope them coarsely, and drain at least 20 minutes in colander. heat butter in heavy skillet; add green onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until excess moisture has cooked off and mixture is rather thick. Spoon into cucumber boats. Serve warm with salad plates and forks; if using baby cucumbers, serve as finger food.

NOte The Provençale sauce is also excellent on pasta (spaghetti, vermicelli, etc.).
Yield: 12 servings.

*Fresh basil leaves- either the large-leafed American variety or the small-leafed Italian variety – are essential to the success of this recipe; if unavailable, stuff cucumber boats with Caponata (card 27) or select another hors d’oeuvre recipe from this Collection.

Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.