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Crab Omelette (Foo yung hai)

Preparation time: 5-6 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
3 oz. Crab meat
4 tablespoons peanut oil
1 small spring onion, shredded
1 oz. Bamboo shoots, shredded
5 eggs; salt
½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
6 tablespoons chicken stock; pinch sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce; 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon cornflour
Lettuce; radish, tomato; cucumber

Remove any soft bones from crab meat and shred. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and fry onion and bamboo shoots for 1 minute. Beat eggs, add onion, bamboo shoots, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate, 2 tablespoons water and crab. Heat another tablespoon oil in the pan, add chicken stock, pinch of salt, remaining monosodium glutamate, sugar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and cornflour. Mix all well, bring to a boil and keep hot while making omelette. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan, stir in egg mixture, cook for ½ minute. Fold omelette and finish cooking. Put on to hot dish, pour sauce over, garnish as photograph.

Chicken, Ham, Bamboo Shoots and Mushroom Omelette
(Gai See Chow Dan)

Preparation time: 6-8 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
2 oz. Shredded chicken meat; salt
1¼ teaspoons cornflour
5 tablespoons oil
Few shredded bamboo shoots
Little shredded ham
1 oz. Shredded onion
1 large mushroom, shredded; 5 eggs
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
3 tablespoons water
Radishes; cucumber

Mix the chicken with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon cornflour. Fry for 1 minute in 1 tablespoon hot oil. Remove from pan. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same pan and fry bamboo shoots, ham, onion and mushroom for 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Beat the eggs, and ½ teaspoon salt, monosodium glutamate, ¼ teaspoon cornflour and water. Add cooked chicken and vegetable mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan and pour in the mixture. Cook the omelette in the usual way. Place on a hot dish and garnish with radish and cucumber.


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

Steamed Meat In Noodle Cases (Sui Mai)

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 6-8

You will need
8 oz. flour
½ pint boiling water
Filling:
14 oz. minced pork
2 tablespoons ham, chopped
2 tablespoons mushrooms, chopped
2 tablespoons hard-boiled egg yolk, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 teaspoon gingelly oil
2 teaspoons sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
Garnish:
10-20 shelled prawns
10-20 green peas

Mix the boiling water with sifted flour into a noodle dough. Set aside for 20-30 minutes, covered with a damp cloth. Mix minced pork with all ingredients listed under ‘Filling’, and dived into 30 meat balls. Roll the dough out to a to 1-inch in diameter. Cut the roll into 30 balls, and roll each ball out into a 3-inch round.

Put the filling in the centre of the round, and form into a cylindrical shape. Pull out the top of each a little to look like a flower, and put the prawns and green peas on the top. Place. ina steamer, cover and steam for 20 minutes.

Square shapes:

You can make as many shapes as you like and garnish with the ingredients as the photographs show.


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

Semolina Pudding/ Parsee Custard

SEMOLINA PUDDING

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
½ oz. almonds
1½ oz. butter
½ oz. currants
1½ pints (U.S. 3¾ cups) milk
4 oz. castor sugar
4 oz. very fine semolina
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg (optional)

Blanch the almonds and slice into thin strips. Heat the butter and fry the almonds until lightly coloured. Remove. Fry the currants gently and set aside. Bring the milk and sugar to the boil, then simmer for a minute on a very low flame. Fry the semolina very gently in the butter. Stir all the time and do not let the semolina get creamy coloured. Now add the milk gradually and keep stirring all the time so that no lumps are formed. Add the vanilla essence and turn out onto a serving dish while still of a fairly soft consistency. When cold, sprinkle with the almonds, currants and spices.

PARSEE CUSTARD

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
To serve: 4

You will need
1½ pints (U.S. 3¾ cups) milk
2 oz. castor sugar
2-3 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon ground almonds
1 tablespoon rose water (optional)
pinch nutmeg and cardamom powders

Boil the milk and sugar together over a low heat till the quantity has been reduced to half. Allow to cool, and add the well beaten eggs. Add the almonds and rose water. Put the custard into a buttered pie dish and sprinkle with nutmeg and cardamom powders. Preheat the oven to very moderate (335°F. of Gas Mark 3). Place the dish in a pan containing 1 inch of cold water. Bake for 45 minutes or 1 hour till the custard is set.


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

Omelette – Plain and Filled

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

You will need
8 eggs
8 tablespoons water
salt and pepper
butter for frying

Break two eggs into a bowl, beat well with 2 tablespoons water and seasoning. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and when hot, pour in egg mixture. Allow the omelette to set and brown on the underside, then fold. Turn on to a serving plate. Make 3 more omelettes in the same way.

Filling:
4 oz. mushrooms
2 oz. butter
1 oz. flour
1/2 pint milk
salt and pepper
parsley and tomato slices for garnish

Melt butter in pan and saute sliced mushroom for 1 minute. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Return to heat and bring to boil, stirring. Season to taste. Divide mixture into four and put filling in omelette before folding. Garnish with parsley and tomato slices.


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

Insalata de Funghi e Gamberi (Mushroom and Prawn Salad)

Preparation time: 1 ½ hours (including time for marinating)
Cooking time: no cooking
To serve: 4

You will need:

6 oz. firm white mushrooms
1 cut clove garlic
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
ground black pepper
4-6 oz. shelled prawns (U.S. shrimps) or cooked scampi
1 teaspoon salt
fresh parsley

Wash and dry the mushrooms. Remove stalks and slice caps finely. Rub a basin with a cut clove of garlic and in it mix the oil, lemon juice and 2 shakes of pepper. Add the mushrooms, mix thoroughly with the dressing and set aside in a cold place for at least an hour. Just before serving add the salt. To serve pile the prawns (U.S. shrimps) in the centre of four individual plates and arrange the mushrooms all around. With scissors snip a little parsley over the prawns (U.S. shrimps).


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

Spaghetti Bolognese and Kedgeree

Preparation time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 -1 ½ oz. butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil or 2 oz. butter
½-1 clove garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
2 oz. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
6 oz. minced beef
1 x 8 oz. can tomatoes or 4 fresh tomatoes
½ pint brown stock
1 wineglass red wine
little tomato purée
6-8oz. spaghetti
Parmesan cheese

Heat butter and oil in pan. Then fry crushed garlic, onion, mushrooms, and carrot. Add meat and rest of the ingredients and simmer liquid until thickened. slices of red or green pepper can be used in this sauce. Chopped parsley may be added to the sauce just before serving. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water and drain. Rinse in cold water, return to pan with a knob of butter and reheat. Pour the sauce over spaghetti and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.


Kedgeree

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
6 oz. cooked smoked haddock
1 hard-boiled egg
approx. 8 oz. cooked rice
pinch cayenne
pepper and salt
chopped parsley
¼ lemon, cut in thin wedges

Flake fish coarsely with fork. Chop egg white. Sieve yolk. Mix flaked fish with chopped egg white, and hot cooked rice. Season to taste. Little milk may be added if necessary. Put on hot dish. Sprinkle sieved egg yolk and chopped parsley on top. Add lemon. Serve while hot.


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

Rump Steak with Bean Sprouts (Ngow yuk ngar choy)

Preparation time: 6 minutes
Cooking time: 4 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 oz. bamboo shoots
1 green pepper
3-inch piece leek or spring onion
5 oz. beef (rump steak)
salt
½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
white pepper
1 tablespoon sherry
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cornflour
4 oz. bean sprouts
4 tablespoons peanut oil
1 crushed clove garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon sugar

Shred bamboo shoots, green pepper, leek and rump steak. Sprinkle the steak with pinch salt, ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate, pinch of pepper and 1 teaspoon sherry. Mix with the egg white and cornflour and set aside. Wash bean sprouts and drain. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in the pan add ½ teaspoon salt, fry the shredded bamboo shoots, green pepper, the onion and the bean sprouts for 2 minutes. Move from the pan. Again add 2 tablespoons peanut oil into the same pan. Add garlic and beef, stir well. When the beef changes colour, add cooked vegetables to the pan, and add soy sauce, remaining sherry, sugar and ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate and pinch of white pepper. Cook for 1 minute, remove to a heated dish and serve immediately.


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

Foie de Veau à la Moutarde (Liver with mustard and herbs)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-6 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
4 slices calves’ or lamb’s liver, ½-inch thick
seasoned flour
2 tablespoons oil
2 level tablespoons French mustard
1 level tablespoon finely chopped shallot or spring onion
2 level tablespoons finely chopped parsley
fresh white breadcrumbs
2 oz. melted butter
Garnish:
orange slices
watercress

Fry liver slices, coated with flour, in hot oil for 1 minute on each side. Remove. Mix mustard, shallot or spring onion and parsley, adding drop by drop enough of the frying oil to make a ‘creamy’ mixture. Spread liver slices on each side with mustard mixture and coat with breadcrumbs, pressing on firmly. Lay slices in grill pan, spoon melted butter over and brown under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes; turn, baste with remaining butter and brown other side. Garnish with orange slices and watercress.


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

Poulet en Gelée (Jellied Tarragon Chicken)

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 1 ¼ hours
To serve: 4-6

You will need
3 lb. chicken, oven ready
salt
1 oz. butter
8 sprigs fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon oil
1 ½ oz. powdered gelatine
1 ½ pints (U.S. 3 ¾ cups) good chicken stock or canned consommé
few drops gravy browning, if necessary
4-5 tablespoons Madeira or port

Dry the chicken, sprinkle inside liberally with salt and insert a nut of butter and 3 sprigs fresh tarragon. Heat the remaining butter and the oil in a flameproof casserole and brown chicken on all sides. This will take about 12-15 minutes. Cover and cook in pre-heated moderate oven (350° F. or Gas Mark 4) for 1 hour. Remove chicken and set aside until absolutely cold.

Sprinkle the powdered gelatine into the stock or consommé and heat until gently dissolved. Add 3 sprigs tarragon, and if necessary a few drops of browning to give the stock a light brown colour. Cover and leave to stand for 15 minutes. Check seasoning, add Madeira or port to taste, then strain jelly through several thicknesses of muslin. Pour ⅛-inch layer of jelly into the serving dish and leave to set. Carve the chicken and arrange the pieces on the jelly. Chill remaining jelly and stir over ice until almost set, but still fluid, then spoon over chicken.

Repeat at intervals as necessary and arrange a decoration of tarragon leaves before the final coating.

Pour remaining jelly into a shallow tin and when set cut into shapes, or chop, to garnish the edge of the dish.


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

Scotch Woodcock

Preparation time: 4 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
To Serve: 4

You will need
6 eggs
salt and pepper
6 tablespoons milk
1 ½ oz. butter
4 slices buttered toast
16 anchovy fillets
few capers

Beat eggs and add seasonings and milk. Heat butter in a saucepan. Scramble eggs. Cut buttered toast into eight portions, cover and arrange anchovy fillets on top. A few capers may be arranged between the fillets if liked.

Variation

Cold savoury egg
The scrambled egg may be allowed to get cold when it may be cut into strips. Pile the strips on to small rounds of thin toast. Top some with coiled anchovy fillets and others with a few capers. Serve as an hors d’oeuvre.


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