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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Soak a pint of lentils in plenty of cold water during the night. Drain on a sieve, then place in a large saucepan with a sliced carrot, a sliced onion, two leeks, two branches celery, one branch chervil, one bean garlic, two raw peeled and sliced potatoes and half pound lean salt pork. Moisten with three quarts water, season with a level tablespoon salt and half teaspoon white pepper. Place on the fire, and as soon as it comes to a boil skim scum from the surface and add one ounce butter. Cover the pan and let simmer for two hours. Remove the pork and keep it. Press the soup through a sieve, then add half pint hot milk and mix a little; strain through a Chinese strainer into a soup tureen and serve with a plate bread croutons (No. 23) separately.
Prepare and keep hot an Italienne sauce (No. 1244). Cut off the head, neatly trim and wipe a nice, fat, fresh mackerel of three pounds. Split it in two through the back, remove the spinal bone, and season with a teaspoon salt and half teaspoon white pepper. Place it in a lightly buttered tin, skin side downward, place a few little bits of butter on top of the fish, then set in the oven for twenty minutes. Remove, place in a baking dish, pour the Italienne sauce and sprinkle a tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese over; set in the oven again for fifteen minutes, remove, decorate the dish all around with thin half slices lemon and serve.
Singe, and cut the head and feet from a tender turkey of about seven pounds. Draw, wipe and truss, then place in a large saucepan with two medium carrots, two turnips, two white onions, one leek, one branch celery, two branches parsley, one bay leaf, two cloves and a sprig of thyme. Moisten with one and a half gallons water, season with a heavy tablespoon salt and teaspoon white pepper, set the pan on the fire, cover it and let boil slowly for two hours. Remove the turkey, cut the legs off, then cut each leg in three pieces and place on a large dish. Remove the skin from the breast, cut the breast into very thin slices and neatly dress them over the legs. Pour a demi-deuil sauce over all and serve. Save the broth for to-morrow.
N. B. A boiled rice (No. 113) can be served around the turkey if desired.
Heat in a saucepan one and a half tablespoons butter, adding two tablespoons flour, and mix while heating for one minute; then strain through a cheesecloth a pint of the turkey broth into this pan, mix well until it comes to a boil, then let reduce to half the quantity. Add three-quarters gill cream, mix well and strain through a cheesecloth into another saucepan. Cut into julienne strips one small truffle and one ounce cooked, smoked beef tongue and add to the sauce with two tablespoons sherry; lightly mix and let boil for fiVe minutes, remove and serve as required.