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.
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Prepare and strain into another saucepan a consomme (No. 52) and keep it simmering until required.
With the aid of a small Parisian potato scoop lift out all you can from three peeled, medium white turnips. Place these in a small saucepan with half teaspoon salt, half teaspoon sugar, half ounce butter and one gill water; mix a little, cover vegetables with lightly buttered paper, place cover on pan and set in oven fifty-five minutes. Remove, lift up paper, drop contents into the consomme, boil ten minutes more, pour consomme into a soup tureen and serve.
Lift the filets from a fresh flounder of three and a half pounds, and carefully skin and cut each filet in three slanting equal pieces. Place in a frying pan a sliced onion, a saltspoon thyme and two bay leaves; arrange filets on top, season with a half teaspoon salt and two salt-spoons pepper; add half an ounce butter, juice of half a lemon, moisten with one and a half gills water, cover the fish with lightly buttered paper and set in oven twenty minutes. Remove, lift up filets with skimmer, dress on a hot dish and keep warm.
Heat a tablespoon of melted butter in a frying pan, add six finely chopped shallots and brown for five minutes, then add a tablespoon flour; stir while heating for five minutes, then add three good-sized finely chopped, peeled red tomatoes. Strain the fish liquor through a cheesecloth over the tomatoes, mix well and briskly boil for ten minutes, pour sauce over fish, sprinkle a little chopped parsley over and serve.
Prepare a jelly as per No. 678, substituting the same quantity of maraschino for the cocoa, and serve the same.