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Sole Soufflés with Asparagus

6 fillets of sole
Butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fish fillets
1 egg white
Cayenne pepper
⅔ cup heavy cream
Sprigs of parsley

Sauce
1 small package frozen asparagus
Salt
⅔ heavy cream
1 egg
Freshly ground black pepper

Lightly butter six individual soufflé dishes. Line each one with a sole fillet which you have seasoned generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Put fish fillets through a grinder. Add egg white, season to taste with salt, freshly ground black pepper and cayenne, and blend until smooth in an electric blender or press through a fine sieve. Beat in cream and continue beating over ice until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Correct seasoning.

Fill the center of each dish with the fish mousse.

Please soufflé dishes in an ovenproof dish containing 1 inch of boiling water. Bake in a slow oven (325° F.) for 25 minutes, or until mousse tests firm and sole flakes easily with a fork.

Sauce: Cook asparagus in lightly salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and blend in an electric blender with heavy cream and egg. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve the soufflés in their dishes (or, if desired, turned out), garnished with sauce and a sprig of parsley. Serves 6.


Grosset & Dunlap New York, Printed and manufactured in the Netherlands. © Robert Carrier 1967

Salmon Garni

1 young salmon (about 6 pounds)
3 envelopes gelatin
⅔ cup lukewarm water
1 egg white and shell
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
Mayonnaise or Sauce Verte (see card 39)

Court-bouillon
7 ½ cups water
1 bottle dry white wine
1 large onion sliced
4 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 bay leaves
Bouquet Garni

Decoration
Cucumber peel for “stalks” and “leaves”
Flesh of skinned tomatoes and hard-boiled egg whites for “flowers”
Hard-boiled egg yolks or radishes for “flower” centers

To poach salmon: combine elements of court-bouillon in a kettle large enough to hold salmon (court-bouillon must cover salmon; if necessary, add a little more water and dry white wine); bring to a boil; skim; lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Let court-bouillon cool slightly; lower the cleaned salmon into it. Bring to a boil; lower heat and allow fish to simmer gently for 15 minutes.

Let fish cool in court-bouillon, then transfer to a large board or platter. Remove the skin carefully, cutting it at the tail and stripping it to the head. Wash fish carefully under gently running water, and dry carefully with a clean cloth. Salmon must be dry.

Prepare aspic: reduce court-bouillon to 6 cups. Let cool. Dissolve gelatin in ½ cup water and add to court-bouillon. Crush egg shell, mix with white of egg, chopped onion and celery, and place mixture in the bottom of a large saucepan. Our over court-bouillon; simmer for 10 minutes and strain through a clean cloth.

Decorate salmon as desired with cucumber peel, tomato, white of egg, and hard-boiled egg yolks or radishes, and chill in refrigerator before covering with liquid aspic. Serve with mayonnaise or Sauce Verte.

Sauce Verte
⅔ cup well-flavored mayonnaise
½ cup puréed spinach
Salt, fresh ground black pepper and cayenne
Lemon juice

Make a Sauce Verte by combining well-flavored mayonnaise with puréed spinach. Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne and a little lemon juice, and pass through a fine sieve.


Grosset & Dunlap New York, Printed and manufactured in The Netherlands, © Robert Carrier 1967