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FIVE FISH SOUPS.
Elements:- 2 lbs. of beef or veal (these may be omitted), any sort of white fish trimmings, of fish that are to be dressed for desk, 2 onions, the rind of half a lemon, a bunch of candy herbs, 2 carrots, 2 quarts of water.
Mode:- Lower up the fish, and put it, with the opposite components, into the water. Simmer for two hours; skim the liquor fastidiously, and pressure it. When a richer inventory is needed, fry the greens and fish earlier than including the water.
Time. 2 hours.
Notice. Don’t make fish inventory lengthy earlier than it’s needed, because it quickly turns bitter.
Elements:- 50 crayfish, 1/four lb. of butter, 6 anchovies, the crumb of 1 French roll, just a little lobster-spawn, seasoning to style, 2 quarts of medium inventory or fish inventory.
Mode:- Shell the crayfish, and put the fish between two plates till they’re needed; pound the shells in a mortar, with the butter and anchovies; when effectively overwhelmed, add a pint of inventory, and simmer for 3/four of an hour. Pressure it via a hair sieve, put the rest of the inventory to it, with the crumb of the rolls; give it one boil, and rub it via a tammy, with the lobster-spawn. Put within the fish, however don’t let the soup boil, after it has been rubbed via the tammy. If obligatory, add seasoning.
Time. 1-1/2 hour.
Elements:- Three lbs. of eels, 1 onion, 2 oz. of butter, Three blades of mace, 1 bunch of candy herbs, 1/four oz. of peppercorns, salt to style, 2 tablespoonfuls of flour, 1/four pint of cream, 2 quarts of water.
Mode:- Wash the eels, minimize them into skinny slices, and put them within the stewpan with the butter; allow them to simmer for a couple of minutes, then pour the water to them, and add the onion, minimize in skinny slices, the herbs, mace, and seasoning. Simmer until the eels are tender, however don’t break the fish. Take them out fastidiously, combine the flour easily to a batter with the cream, convey it to a boil, pour over the eels, and serve.
Time. 1 hour, or slightly extra.
Notice. This soup could also be flavoured in another way by omitting the cream, and including just a little ketchup.
Elements. Three giant lobsters, or 6 small ones; the crumb of a French roll, 2 anchovies, 1 onion, 1 small bunch of candy herbs, 1 strip of lemon-peel, 2 oz. of butter, just a little nutmeg, 1 teaspoonful of flour, 1 pint of cream, 1 pint of milk; forcemeat balls, mace, salt and pepper to style, bread crumbs, 1 egg, 2 quarts of water.
Mode:- Choose the meat from the lobsters, and beat the fins, chine, and small claws in a mortar, beforehand taking away the brown fin and the bag within the head. Put it in a stewpan, with the crumb of the roll, anchovies, onions, herbs, lemon-peel, and the water; simmer gently until all of the goodness is extracted, and pressure it off. Pound the spawn in a mortar, with the butter, nutmeg, and flour, and blend with it the cream and milk. Give one boil up, on the identical time including the tails minimize in items. Make the forcemeat balls with the rest of the lobster, seasoned with mace, pepper, and salt, including just a little flour, and some bread crumbs; moisten them with the egg, warmth them within the soup, and serve.
Time. 2 hours, or slightly extra.
Oyster soup -1.
Elements:- 6 dozen of oysters, 2 quarts of white inventory, half pint of cream, 2 oz. of butter, 1-1/2 oz. of flour; salt, cayenne, and mace to style.
Mode:- Scald the oysters in their very own liquor; take them out, beard them, and put them in a tureen. Take a pint of the inventory, put within the beards and the liquor, which should be fastidiously strained, and simmer for half an hour. Take it off the hearth, pressure it once more, and add the rest of the inventory with the seasoning and mace. Deliver it to a boil, add the thickening of butter and flour, simmer for five minutes, stir within the boiling cream, pour it over the oysters, and serve.
Time. 1 hour.
Notice. This soup may be made much less wealthy by utilizing milk as an alternative of cream, and thickening with arrowroot as an alternative of butter and flour.
Oyster soup -2
Elements:- 2 quarts of fine mutton broth, 6 dozen oysters, 2 oz. butter, 1 oz. of flour.
Mode:- Beard the oysters, and scald them in their very own liquor; then add it, effectively strained, to the broth; thicken with the butter and flour, and simmer for 1/four of an hour. Put within the oysters, stir effectively, however don’t let it boil, and serve very popular.
Time. 3/four hour.
Elements:- 2 quarts of fish inventory or water, 2 pints of prawns, the crumbs of a French roll, anchovy sauce or mushroom ketchup to style, 1 blade of mace, 1 pint of vinegar, just a little lemon-juice.
Mode:- Select the tails of the prawns, put the our bodies in a stewpan with 1 blade of mace, half pint of vinegar, and the same amount of water; stew them for 1/four hour, and pressure off the liquor. Put the fish inventory or water right into a stewpan; add the strained liquor, pound the prawns with the crumb of a roll moistened with just a little of the soup, rub them via a tammy, and blend them by levels with the soup; add ketchup or anchovy sauce to style, with just a little lemon-juice. When it’s effectively cooked, put in a number of picked prawns; allow them to get completely scorching, and serve. If not thick sufficient, put in just a little butter and flour.
Time. 1 hour.