Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breaded Sea Bass

Remove the skin from a sea bass, bone and cut fillets in pieces for serving. Rub over with the cut side of a lemon, sprinkle with salt, pepper, dredge with flour.

 Dip in egg (diluted with two tablespoons cold water) then in fine cracker crumbs; repeat. Place in croquette basket and fry in deep, hot Crisco or other shortening. 

Drain, arrange on hot serving platter. Garnish with Norwegian Potatoes, parsley and slices of lemon. 

Serve with Sauce Tartare in a sauce boat.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baked Trout in Mushroom and Madeira Sauce

Butter a baking-dish, sprinkle with bread-crumbs, lay a sea-trout upon it, cover with crumbs, dot with butter, squeeze over the juice of half a lemon, and bake, adding enough water to keep from burning. Brown a tablespoonful of flour in butter, add the liquid drained from the fish, one cupful each of mushroom and oyster liquor, and a wine-glassful of Madeira.

Cook until thick, stirring constantly, take from the fire, and add a few cooked oysters, shrimps, and mushrooms.

Season with salt and pepper and serve separately.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

General Instructions for Frying Fish

Most of the smaller fish (generally termed pan-fish) are usually fried. Clean well, cut off the head, and, if quite large, cut out the backbone, and slice the body crosswise into five or six pieces; season with salt and pepper. Dip in Indian meal or wheat flour, or in beaten egg, and roll in bread or fine cracker crumbs—trout and perch should not be dipped in meal; put into a thick bottomed iron frying pan, the flesh side down, with hot lard or drippings; fry slowly, turning when lightly browned. The following method may be deemed preferable: Dredge the pieces with flour; brush them over with beaten egg; roll in bread crumbs, and fry in hot lard or drippings sufficient to cover, the same as frying crullers. If the fat is very hot, the fish will fry without absorbing it, and it will be palatably cooked. When browned on one side, turn it over in the fat and brown the other, draining when done. This is a particularly good way to fry slices of large fish. Serve with tomato sauce; garnish with slices of lemon.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Fish Fritters

Take a piece of salt codfish, pick it up very fine, put it into a saucepan, with plenty of cold water; bring it to a boil, turn off the water, and add another of cold water; let this boil with the fish about fifteen minutes, very slowly; strain off this water, making the fish quite dry, and set aside to cool. In the meantime, stir up a batter of a pint of milk, four eggs, a pinch of salt, one large teaspoonful of baking powder in flour, enough to make thicker than batter cakes. Stir in the fish and fry like any fritters. Very fine accompaniment to a good breakfast.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Codfish with Potato Border.

Boil and mash 6 potatoes, add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, salt, pepper and a cup of milk, beat well and pile in a circle on a round platter. Freshen 1 pt. of codfish, pick into small pieces. Into a saucepan put 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and 1 of flour, mix well, add 2 tablespoonfuls of hot milk and a little onion. Stir well, add the fish, cook for fifteen minutes. Turn into the potato circle. Serve hot.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fish Recipes: Broiled Sardines on Toast

Drain large sardines, skin carefully, broil on a double-broiler, arrange on fingers of hot buttered toast, and pour over a tablespoonful of melted butter and a cupful of canned tomatoes. Boil slowly until tender, take up carefully, rub the sauce through a coarse sieve, bring to the boil, and add a cupful of cream beaten smooth with a tablespoonful of flour.

Cook until thick, stirring constantly; take from the fire, add a teaspoonful of minced parsley, pour over the fish, and serve.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Perch a la Sicily

Cook three or four large perch for twenty minutes with a bunch of parsley in salted and acidulated water. Put into a saucepan one tablespoonful of malt vinegar, one tablespoonful of tarragon vinegar, a teaspoonful of minced parsley, a small chopped onion, a bay-leaf, and four pepper-corns. Boil for ten minutes, strain, and cool. Cook together four tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour. When brown, add a pint of beef stock and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Take from the fire, add the strained vinegar, the beaten yolks of six eggs, and two tablespoonfuls of grated horseradish. Bring to the boil, pour over the fish, and serve.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fish Recipes: Codfish a la Seville

Wash and dry one cupful of rice, brown it in olive-oil, and drain. Put into a stewpan and cover with fillets of fresh cod, fried in the oil. Add a sliced onion fried, half a dozen sliced tomatoes, and salt, cayenne, and lemon-juice to season. Add two cupfuls of stock, put a buttered paper on top, cover the pan, and bake half an hour in the oven. Take out the fish carefully, mix the rice and seasoning together, and serve as a border around the fish.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fish Recipes: Filets of Flounder a la Lyons

Bone the fish and cut into fillets. Wash in cold salted water and wipe dry. Dip in egg and seasoned bread-crumbs, and fry in hot drippings. Serve with melted butter, lemon-juice, and minced parsley, or Tomato Sauce, or a sauce made as follows: Cook together one tablespoonful each of butter and flour and thicken with it a cupful of cream or milk.

Add a tablespoonful each of lemon-juice chopped pickles, and capers, a teaspoonful each of minced parsley and mustard, and the mashed yolk of a hard-boiled egg. Beat thoroughly together and serve either hot or cold.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Flounder a la Provencale

Clean two flounders and let stand for four hours in a marinade of olive-oil and lemon-juice, seasoned with salt, pepper, onion, parsley, thyme, bay-leaves, and bruised garlic. Put into a baking-dish with the seasoning, a teaspoonful of butter and one cupful each of stock and white wine. Bake for half an hour, basting as needed. Drain, strain, and skim the sauce, thicken with butter and flour, take from the fire, add the yolks of four eggs well beaten and lemon-juice to taste. Season with red pepper and minced parsley, pour over the fish, and serve.

Baked Filets of Flounder in Wine

Fillet the fish. Mix together four tablespoonfuls of Sherry, half a cupful of butter, one tablespoonful each of onion-juice, lemon-juice, and salt, and add pepper to season. Bring to the boil, dip the fillets into it, arrange in a baking-dish, cover with the remaining sauce and bake in a hot oven for ten minutes. Fry in butter a slice each of onion and carrot, a bay-leaf, and a sprig of parsley. Add a tablespoonful of flour and cook thoroughly. Add one cupful of chicken stock and half a cupful of cream. Cook until thick, stirring constantly, and seasoning with salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg. Add the gravy from the baking-pan, strain, reheat, pour over the fish, and serve.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Baked Flounder a l'Italienne

Cook together a tablespoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of chopped parsley, one tablespoonful each of chopped mushrooms and shallots, and two cupfuls of white wine. Reduce half by rapid boiling. Add one cupful of chicken stock and half a cupful of milk or beef stock, and thicken with flour blended with butter. Season with salt and pepper and boil down until very thick. Prepare a flounder according to directions given in the preceding recipe. Season with salt and pepper, rub with butter, pour over one cupful of white wine, cover with the sauce, and sprinkle thickly with crumbs. Bake in a moderate oven until done. Serve in the same dish.