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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.

Cheesy Chicken Over Rice

Rice Pilaf (below)
1 small onion, chopped (about ¼ cup)
¼ small green pepper, cut into 1 x ¼-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
¼ cup margarine or butter
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
¼ cup diced cooked ham
1 can (11 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
¼ cup milk

Prepare Rice Pilaf. Cook and stir onion, green pepper and celery in margarine in 10-inch skillet until celery is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in chicken, ham, soup and milk. Heat until chicken is hot. Serve over Rice PIlaf. 6 servings.

Rice Pilaf

1 small onion, chopped (about ¼ cup)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
2 ⅔ cups boiling water
1 ⅓ cups uncooked regular rice
1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon
½ teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
¼ cup raisins

Cook and stir onion in margarine in 2-quart saucepan until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir water, rice, instant bouillon, salt, bay leaf and raisin into onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 18 minutes.


© Copyright 1981 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Carrot Ring Mould with Peas and Onions

2-3 pounds new carrots
Butter
¼ pint chicken stock
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt
2 eggs
6-8 tablespoons grated cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooked peas and button onions

Wash carrots; slice thickly and place in a saucepan; cover with cold water and cook over a high heat until water boils. Drain.

Simmer balanced carrots in 4 tablespoons butter, the chicken stock, sugar, and salt, to taste, until carrots have absorbed the liquid without burning and are tender.

Mash carrot mixture and mix well with 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons softened butter, cheese, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Press into a well-buttered ring mould and heat through in a slow oven (350-M3) for 15 minutes. Turn carrot ring out on a heated serving dish and fill centre with cooked peas and button onions. Surround with remaining peas and onions. Serves 6.


Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. © Robert Carrier 1966 Photographs Angel Studio. Box drawing Alan Cracknell. Card drawings Charles Pickard.

Jellied Gazpacho

Cooking time: few mins.
Preparation time: 25 mins.
Main cooking utensil: saucepan

For 4 people you need:
1 beef bouillon cube
1 5-oz. can tomato juice
2 cups water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 tomatoes
½ green sweet pepper
½ cucumber
3 tablespoons corn oil
3 tablespoons white or wine vinegar
seasoning

Garnish:
small lemon slices

  1. Heat bouillon cube, tomato juice, and most of water. Soften gelatin in remaining cold water, add to stock mixture, heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Put in cool place to stiffen slightly.
  3. Meanwhile peel and chop tomatoes; remove core and seeds from pepper and chop very finely; peel cucumber, remove seeds and dice very finely.
  4. Pour the corn oil and vinegar over the vegetables, season lightly, then leave to stand.
  5. Blend the tomato mixture and prepared vegetables, leave to set.

TO SERVE: Break up the soup with a fork, put into chilled glasses, and garnish with lemon.

TO VARY: Classic gazpacho: Blend 1 lb. skinned tomatoes, 1 peeled, de-seeded diced cucumber, 1 finely chopped onion, 1-2 crushed garlic cloves – either sieve or blend until smooth. Add finely diced de-seeded green pepper, gradually beat in seasoning, a little olive oil, lemon juice, and enough ice-cold water to give flowing consistency. Serve cold.


PRINTED IN CANADA © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 167

Cold Salmon with Watercress Mousseline

4 fresh salmon steaks
1 pint water
½ Spanish onion, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 bay leaf
Juice of 1 lemon
Salta and freshly ground black pepper

Watercress mousseline
2 bunches watercress
¼ pint double cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of ½ lemon

Combine water, sliced onion, celery, bay leaf and lemon juice, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, in a wide saucepan. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add salmon steaks to the simmering liquid, carefully placing them on the bottom of the pan without letting them overlap. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Chill the steaks in their own liquid. Just before serving, drain. Serve with Watercress mousseline. Serves 4.

Watercress mousseline: Remove leaves from watercress; place them in cold water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Rinse well in cold water; drain and pass through a fine sieve. Bring double cream to a boil in a saucepan; add sieved watercress, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Chill. Just before serving, whisk with lemon juice until thick and smooth.


Photographs Angel Studio. Box drawing Alan Cracknell. Card drawings Charles Pickland. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. © Robert Carrier 1966

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.

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

Pigeon with Moroccan Spices and Flat Pasta

Serves 4-6

4-6 young pigeons (275g- 325g/9-11 oz each)
olive oil
coarse salt
freshly-ground pepper
powdered cinnamon
4-6 tbls finely-chopped shallots
600ml/1 pt well-flavoured chicken stock
salt
8 juniper berries
4-6 sheets lasagna
2-4 tbls butter

Brush pigeons with olive oil and season generously with coarse salt, pepper and cinnamon. Reserve.

To prepare the fumet in a medium-sized saucepan, saute chopped shallots in 3 tbls olive oil until lightly browned. Add the chicken stock; season with salt, freshly-ground black pepper and ½ tsp cinnamon. Add the juniper berries and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until the fumet has reduced to about one-third of its original quantity. Remove from heat and reserve.

Heat the govern to 240°C/475°F/Gas 9. Bake the birds 15 minutes for quite rare, or 5 minutes more, if desired.

In the meantime, cook lasagna sheets in boiling salted water until well-cooked. Drain. With a large pastry cutter, cut lasagna into circles. When ready to serve, melt the butter gently over a very low heat until it begins to turn light gold (about 2 minutes). ‘Seize’ each pasta circle in the beurre noisette, pushing it to the side of the pan to give it a drape-like shape while still in the pan.

Skim the fat from the pigeon pan juices; add the fumet and warm up over high heat. Reduce heat to keep warm.

To serve Cut each pigeon into quarters; slice the breasts and arrange the birds on heated dinner plates. Garnish each dish with a portion of flat pasta and spoon 2-3 tbls of fumet over each serving. Serve immediately.


Text and photographs © Robert Carrier 1995. Food photography: Michelle Garrett. Printed in Hong Kong.

Sabra Musaka (Baked Aubergines, Stuffed With Meat)

Preparation time 15-20 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes
Serves 6-7

What to prepare:
4 medium-size aubergines (7 ozs. each)
Salt, pepper
2 medium onions, chopped
Oil
9 ozs. beef, minced
Parsley, finely chopped
Coriander spice
1 can ready-made techina (9 ozs.)
(If you wish, aubergines may be replaced by potatoes)

Without peeling, cut aubergines lengthwise, into slices ½-inch thick. Lay slices on a flat board, sprinkle with salt, and leave to drain for ½-hour.

Fry chopped onions in a little oil, until golden. Add minced meat, continue to fry, stirring frequently to prevent meat sticking together. Fry meat until it turns darkish colour. Season with salt, pepper and coriander spice. Add some water to mixture, and let simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes. Continue to stir during cooking. Fry aubergines on each side until they turn reddish, transfer to a dry dish to allow oil to drain. Arrange half the quantity of fried aubergines in a small baking dish. Cover aubergines with the meat, without gravy. Cover meat with remainder of aubergines, forming top layer. Pour gravy over top layer. Bake in moderate oven for 15-20 minutes.

How to serve:
Cut into squares and serve in flat dishes. Pour spoonful of technia over each helping.

Serve as entré with beer or wines.


(Created by Chef Arnold Banysh) © All rights reserved by Sharon Publications Israel circa 1970

Foies De Volaille En Gelée

¾ pound fresh chicken livers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
4 tablespoons butter
¾ pint aspic
Port wine
Fresh tarragon
Watercress

Season whole chicken livers with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and sauté with finely chopped onion in butter until chicken livers are cooked through, but still a little pink inside. Remove from pan and drain well on paper towels.

Line bottoms of individual moulds (we used white porcelain ramekins for photograph) with a little liquid aspic jelly which you have flavoured to taste with port. Place 3 leaves of fresh tarragon in the bottom of each mould (or ramekin). Then place chicken livers in moulds and fill to the top with the port flavoured aspic. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve: loosen apsic from sides of moulds with your fingers and turn out on to a serving plate. Garnish with sprigs of fresh watercress and, if desired, a little chopped aspic.

Note: If you have difficulty in turning out the jellies, dip the bottom of each mould into hot water for a minute or two.


Thomas Nelson &Sons Ltd, 36 Park Street, London W.1. © Robert Carrier 1968