This section is from the book "The International Cook Book", by Alexander Filippini. Also available from Amazon: The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete menus of the three meals for every day.
Olives Radishes (58)
Halibut Steaks with Brown Butter
Potatoes, Brabant (1220)
Timbale of Sweetbreads, New-Yorkaise
Stuffed Tomatoes (30)
Prepare, strain into another saucepan and keep hot a plain consomme (No. 52). Cut tender part only of a bunch fresh asparagus in half-inchlong pieces, thoroughly wash in plenty cold water, drain, place in a saucepan with a quart water, half teaspoon each salt and sugar, then boil for twenty minutes. Remove, drain on a sieve, drop tips into the consomme, add teaspoon sugar, boil for ten minutes, pour consomme into a soup tureen and serve very hot.
Procure three three-quarter-pound chicken halibut steaks, season with a teaspoon salt, half teaspoon pepper and lightly baste with a little cold milk and roll in flour. Heat one and a half teaspoons melted butter in a frying pan, arrange the steaks in and fry for five minutes on each side, then set in oven for six minutes, remove, dress on a dish and divide a half tablespoon butter on top. Pour a tablespoon vinegar in fish pan, add a very little butter, toss well on fire until a nice brown colour, pour over fish and serve.
Bone and skin breasts of a tender fowl, finely chop with half pound tender, raw veal, place in mortar, season with a teaspoon salt, saltspoon each cayenne, grated nutmeg and ground mixed spice. Thoroughly pound to a smooth paste, add two ounces bread panade, four egg yolks, and pound again until thoroughly amalgamated. Rub through sieve into a bowl, set bowl on ice, gradually pour in one and a half gills cold cream, sharply mixing with wooden spoon while adding, then keep on ice till required.
Have six blanched heart sweetbreads (No. 33), place a mirepoix (No. 271) at bottom of frying pan, lay breads on top, season with a teaspoon salt and half teaspoon white pepper. Moisten with a quart white broth and let slowly boil for thirty-five minutes, take up breads, cut each in half-inch-square pieces, finely slice twelve canned mushrooms, one small truffle, cut an ounce cooked lean ham in squares, and place these four articles on a plate until required.
Mix in a saucepan one and a half tablespoons melted butter with two tablespoons flour, strain the sweetbread broth into this pan, mix well until it comes to a boil, then reduce to a third of the quantity, frequently mixing meanwhile. Add four articles on plate to sauce with two tablespoons sherry and a half gill cream, mix well, cook for ten minutes, remove to a table. Lightly butter a quart pudding mould, cut two slices truffles in alphabetic letters, one "N," the other "Y," and arrange letters "N. Y." at bottom of mould.
Carefully line bottom and sides with three-quarters of force in bowl, pour bread preparation into mould, cover with balance of force, neatly smooth surface, cover with a sheet buttered paper, place mould in a saucepan, pour hot water up to half the height of the mould, then set in oven for forty-five minutes. Remove, lift up paper, unmould on a large hot dish, pour a cream sauce (No. 736) around and serve.