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, strain into another saucepan and keep hot a consomme (No. 52). Cut the tender part of a bunch fresh asparagus in half-inch pieces, thoroughly wash and drain, plunge into a quart boiling water with a teaspoon salt and boil for twenty minutes, drain on a sieve and add to consomme. Prepare some chicken quenelles (No. 1894), drain and add also to the consomme, boil for three minutes, pour into a soup tureen and serve.
Neatly trim and remove bones from a three-pound fresh bluefish and place in a lightly buttered baking dish. Season with a half teaspoon each salt and curry powder and two saltspoons pepper. Cut into slices four ripe, fresh, medium tomatoes, place them on top and around the fish and season with a half teaspoon salt, three saltspoons sugar and two saltspoons white pepper. Mix on a plate one ounce butter with a half teaspoon anchovy paste, three very finely chopped shallots, half teaspoon freshly chopped parsley and the juice of half a lemon. Equally divide the mixture over the fish and tomatoes, cover the fish with a buttered paper and set in the oven for forty-five minutes. Remove, lift up the paper and serve in the same dish.
Neatly trim and flatten two one-and-a-quarter-pound cuts sirloin of beef. Mix on a plate a tablespoon oil, teaspoon salt and half teaspoon pepper, repeatedly turn steaks in the seasoning, arrange on a broiler and broil for eight minutes on each side. Remove, dress on a hot dish, pour a Poivrade sauce (No. 546) over and serve.
Break the blossom ends, pull backward and remove the strings of a pint fresh, tender string beans, neatly pare the thin strips from other end of beans, cut in two, plunge them into a quart water with a teaspoon salt and gently boil for forty minutes. Drain.
Cut away the stalks, remove the leaves and silk from three good-sized tender ears of green corn; drop them in a saucepan with two quarts boiling water, a quarter pint milk, teaspoon salt, and boil for twenty-five minutes. Drain and let slightly cool off, then with the back of a knife blade detach grains from the cobs. Heat one tablespoon melted butter in a frying pan, add the beans and corn, season with three saltspoons salt and two saltspoons pepper, cook for eight minutes., tossing well meanwhile, dress on a vegetable dish, sprinkle a little chopped parsley over and serve.