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Couscous

ingredients:

1 cup chick-peas
1 pound carrots
½ pound turnips
1 small celery root
2 onions
1-2 pound chicken
2 pounds mutton neck, boned breast or shoulder, cut into pieces
4 tomatoes
1 sprig thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 pinch saffron
2 cups semolina
3 cups salt water
2 cups zucchini
1 Tablespoon oil
1 handful raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon harissa sauce

instructions:

  1. Soak the chick-peas for 24 hours, or use canned chick-peas (garbanzos).
  2. Peel, wash, and cut all the vegetables into large pieces. Chop the onions. Peel, seed, and quarter the tomatoes. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces.
  3. Place the mutton and chicken pieces in the bottom section of a couscous pot. Add the carrots, turnips, celery root, tomatoes, onions, chick-peas, they, bay leaf, cloves and saffron. Cover with water up to ¾ of the height of the couscous pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer continuously while preparing the semolina.
  4. Pour the semolina into a large, deep dish. Sprinkle, little by little, with 1 cup of salt water, mixing well with the hands to separate the grains. When the water has been absorbed, pour the semolina into the top section of the couscous pot. Do not cover. Leave for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the dish of semolina from the pot. Wash the zucchini and cut into small pieces. Add to the broth in the bottom section. Knew the semolina as before, with the second cup of salt water. Leave for 20 minutes.
  6. Replace the semolina dish on top of the couscous pot and leave it for another 20 minutes. Remove and mix the semolina again with the third glass of salt water. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Add oil to the semolina and rub the grains between your fingers to grease the grains well. Return to the couscous pot and steam for 10 more minutes.
  8. Serve the semolina separately, mixed, if you like, with a handful of raisins that have been soaked for 2 hours. Serve the meat and vegetables in a large, shallow bowl, and the broth in a soup bowl with the chick-peas.
  9. Prepare a pungent sauce by mixing the harissa with a ladleful of broth.

A vegetable steamer can be used instead of a couscous pot if the holes are small and if the bottom section is deep.

THIS RECIPE SERVES 10 PEOPLE.


©️ 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.

Caneton aux Olives (Duckling with Olives)

ingredients:

1 2-pound, 10-ounce duckling
1 Tablespoon butter
8 lean bacon slices
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
½ a bay leaf
salt and pepper
½ cup green olives

instructions:

  1. Clean the duckling. Put aside the liver, heart, and gizzard.
  2. Saute the duckling in butter with the bacon in a round or oval casserole until golden brown on all sides.
  3. Empty the gizzard. Cut into thin slices. Slice the heart as well. Add both to the casserole, together with chicken broth, thyme, and bay leaf. Add salt and pepper. Cover the casserole and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pit the olives. Mash the liver with a fork. Mix all this in with the duckling and cook for another 15 minutes. Serve with fried bread croutons.

Mashed turnips will enhance this dish.


©️ 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.

Feijoada (Pork, beef tongue, and beans – Brazil)

Ingredients:

1 pound black beans
1 small smoked beef tongue
1 pound smoked and salted pork
2 onions
4 tomatoes
1 tablespoon bacon fat
2 small green hot peppers

Instructions:

  1. Soak the beans overnight in unsalted cold water. Soak the meat separately in cold water for 5 to 6 hours to remove the salt.
  2. Chop the onions. Peel, seed and quarter the tomatoes. Brown these ingredients together with the. whole green peppers in lard in a frying pan. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Place the beans in a pot. Cover with cold water and cook over a low flame for 45 minutes. Add the contents of the frying pan together with the mean. Cover. Continue cooking for 3 hours. If necessary, correct seasoning at the end.

In Brazil, this nourishing dish is almost always served with small grilled hot sausages.


©️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.

Féra du Léman (Cold Lake Fish)

ingredients:
1½ pounds féra, land-locked salmon, or several small fish
2 onions
2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup broth
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon mustard
1 egg yolk
¾ cup vegetable oil
½ teaspoon vinegar

Instructions

  1. Clean and wash the fish.
  2. Finely chop the onions, shallots and garlic and sauté them slowly in butter until they begin to brown. Place the fish over them; add the broth, salt and pepper. Cook the fish over a high heat, 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove the fish to a serving platter and allow it to cool. reduce the cooking liquid over low heat.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare a mayonnaise: Mix the mustard and egg yolk in a bowl. Add the oil dry by drop, beating with a wooden spoon. Salt, pepper and add the vinegar. (You may make the mayonnaise in a mixer; place the egg and mustard in the small bowl of your mixer, set the speed to high and let it run 1 minute. Reduce the speed to medium and add the oil teaspoonful by teaspoonful, making sure that each teaspoonful is thoroughly blended. End with the vinegar and 1 tablespoon of boiling water.)
  5. When the cooking liquid has become very thick, cool and carefully fold in the mayonnaise.
  6. To serve, cover the cold fish with the sauce.

This little-known recipe from Savoie is an excellent dish that is easily adapted to any sort of fish. All the ingredients must be at room temperature and the utensils must be spotlessly clean if the mayonnaise is to succeed.


© 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.

Lamprey Eel, Boradeaux Style (Lamproie à la Bordelaise)

ingredients:
3-pound lamprey, or eel
1 bottle red wine, preferably Bordeaux
16 leeks
4 carrots
4 shallots
1 cup chopped ham
½ cup oil
1 Tablespoon flour
salt, pepper
1 thyme sprig (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
1 bay leaf
12 croutons (fried bread cubes)
1 clove garlic (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Bleed the lamprey by cutting two inches off its tail. Mix the blood with a cup of wine.
  2. Scald the fish and scrape off the skin. Make an incision around the neck below the gills. Pull out the central nerve through this opening.
  3. Cut the lamprey into 2-inch slices. Put them into a deep bowl, cover with wine, and set aside.
  4. Peel and wash the leeks; use the white part only. Scrape, wash, and slice the carrots. Mince the shallots and chop the ham.
  5. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the ham and vegetables, and when they start to brown, sprinkle with the four. Stir well and brown for a few minutes.
  6. Pour in the remaining wine. Add salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Add the lamprey slices, and the wine in which they were marinated. Cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Arrange the lamprey and leeks on a platter. Remove the pan from the heat and thicken. thesauce with the blood and wine mixture. Pour over the lamprey. Serve with the croutons, which may be rubbed with garlic.

The lamprey is a rare fish. In France it is available only in the Dordogne and Garonne areas, where they are plentiful from April to June. Eels may be used as a substitute.


© Shufunotomo Co., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan

Salade de Pâtes Roses (Pink Noodle Salad)

ingredients:
8 ounces “rigatoni” noodles
3 ½ ounces boiled ham
4 tomatoes, puréed
1 teaspoon prepared French mustard
1 lemon
salt and pepper
½ cup safflower oil
1 Tablespoon heavy cream
3 ½ ounces olives

instructions:

  1. Cook the rigatoni for 20 minutes in boiling salted water. Drain and cool.
  2. Dice the ham and set aside. Scald the tomatoes to remove the skin, seed them, and purée them.
  3. Mix the French mustard together with the lemon, salt and pepper; gradually add the oil, stirring continuously. Blend in the tomato purée and heavy cream.
  4. Mix the pink dressing with the noodles. Place in a serving dish, sprinkle with the ham, and garnish with the olives.

You can use elbow macaroni, “bow-knots,” or shell-shaped macaroni – the shape does not matter.

Children will enjoy this unusual entrée, particularly during the summer months. Complete the meal with carrot juice and fresh fruits.


© 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.

Snails in Garlic Butter

1 can snails, with shells (7 ½-oz can; 1 ½ dozen shells)
½ cup soft butter or margarine
2 or 3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 shallot finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon dried chervil leaves
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

  1. Several hours before serving: Wash snail shells, and drain well on paper towels. Drain snails thoroughly; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, combine butter with remaining ingredients; mix well.
  3. Place a generous 1/4 teaspoon of butter mixture in each shell. Push a drained snail into each shell; cover with more butter mixture.
  4. Arrange shells carefully, open ends up, in flat baking dish or special escargot (snail) dishes. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. To serve: Preheat oven to 400F. Bake snails in shells, uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, or until butter mixture is very bubbly. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 first course or 6 to 8 hors d’oeuvre servings.


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

Hérisson (Honey and Apple Urchins)

ingredients:
1 lemon
2 ounces blanched almonds
2 medium-size apples
2 ounces honey
1/2 vanilla pod

instructions:
1. Squeeze the lemon. Cut the almonds into slivers and roast them lightly. Put them aside. Peel and core the apples, and cut them into halves
2. Place the apples in a saucepan, flat side up. Cover them with water. Add the honey and vanilla. Cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn them over and continue to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes more.
3. Place the fruit dessert bowls, flat side down. Stick the almond slivers into the apples so they will look like sea urchins.
4. Reduce the sauce in the pan. Take out the vanilla pod. Add the lemon juice, and pour the sauce over the apples. Serve chilled.


Do not overcook the apples. Adjust cooking time according to the size and ripeness of the fruit.


© 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.

Zealand Pig’s Knuckles (Holland) / Jarret de Porc Zélandais

ingredients:
2 pounds small hard pears
2 fresh pig’s knuckles
salt, pepper
2 pounds potatoes

instructions:
1. Wash the pears but do not peel them. Remove the hard core and seeds
2. Place them in a stewpan. Place the pig’s knuckles on top of the pears.
3. Cover with water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 3 hours.
4. Serve with boiled potatoes.


In Holland, this dish is often prepared with dried pears.


© 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.

Oreilles de Porc au Fromage (Pigs’ Ears with Cheese Sauce)

ingredients:
4 pigs’ ears
salt
2 carrots
2 onions
4 cloves
1 sprig thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
pepper
1 Tablespoon flour
2 Tablespoons butter
juice of 1 lemon
½ cup crumbled cantal or mild cheddar cheese
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup heavy cream
nutmeg

instructions:

  1. Singe the ears and scrub them thoroughly. Place them in cold salt water, bring to a boil, and skim.
  2. Peel, wash, and slice the carrots. Add them to the ears together with the onions studded with cloves, the thyme, bay leaf, and pepper. Cook for 4 hours.
  3. Prepare a light brown roux with the flour and 1 tablespoon butter. Add 1 cup of the broth prepared in Step 2, cooking and stirring constantly until it thickens. Let cool.
  4. Stir in the egg yolks, cream, and lemon juice into the cooled sauce. Pour over the pigs’ ears and sprinkle with the cheese and a little grated nutmeg.
  5. Place in a buttered baking dish, dot with butter, and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes.

A roux is a mixture made from equal parts of butter (or other fat) and flour cooked together for varying periods of time, depending upon its final use. It is the thickening agent in sauces and gravies. In this recipe the roux should be cooked only about 3 or 4 minutes, or until its color is light brown.


©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.