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Copyrighted 1891, by
JAMES P. SMITH & COMPANY.
James P. Smith & Company.
45 & 47 PARK PLACE, NEW YORK.
57 & 59 South Water St.,
103 & 105 Front Street,
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
14 Rue d'Antin,
THOMAS J. MURREY,
In the second and third centuries three mighty Hindoo kings were renowned for their cookery. They were Nala, the king of Nishadhades, whose fame for dressing and preparing excellent dishes made his kingdom famous. He reigned in the second age.
The second was Bhima, who reigned in the third age. He was so devoted to the culinary art that for a whole year he served in the capacity of Valala, or cook to Virat Rajah, King of Panchala Nagur.
The third was King Pakasasana, who was not only superintendent of the preparation of celestial food, but was also a distinguished chef.
The secret of the cuisine of these noted cooks was a mysterious powder, which, when added to their dishes, cured disease, as well as appeased the appetite. Those who partook of their food died only of extreme old age or by accident. No record can be found where the fevers of the country carried them off.
In an ancient cookery book printed in the Sanscrit language, are preserved many of the formulas and recipes used by these kingly cooks and their successors. The “mysterious powders” which they used were a combination of various fruits, spices, condiments, roots, seeds, etc., which were either pounded together dry or worked to a paste and dried afterwards. There were hundreds of these preparations which were used in different dishes; each dish had its own separate powder. They are known to modern civilization as Curry powders.
To-day almost every nation has its own appropriate Curry powder and its own Curry formulas.
The Curry powders of England are particularly suited to the damp, foggy weather of that country, but they are no more suited for this climate than are the heavily brandied Champagnes which are of a necessity used in England and Russia.
A short time ago the members of the famous New York Chafing Dish Club decided to hold a series of practical sessions in Curry cookery, with a view to determining which Curry powder on the New York market was the most appropriate for the United States, at the same time was made of the purest and most wholesome ingredients.
Over forty different Curry powders were tasted. A number of distinguished English epicures were present and took part in the contest, with a view to demonstrate that the English preparations were the best. The different bottles were wrapped in paper so that the labels of the powders could not be seen. Each package was numbered, and it was the universal opinion of the experts that Number 7 was the best of the lot. When the wrapper was removed Number 7 was found to be the Curry powder of JAMES P. SMITH & COMPANY, Park Place, New York.
One of the agreeable and at the same time useful oils which should find a place on the shelf of every kitchen or butler's pantry, is known as Curry Oil. It is made by putting into a six-ounce, large-mouthed, glass stopper bottle two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, then filling up the bottle with Antonini Olive Oil. In a week it will be ready for use. A few drops of it should be added to sauces and salads.
Put into a pint of good cider or wine vinegar a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, shake it well from time to time, and in ten days it will be fit for use. It is excellent for flavoring soups, etc.
Add three ounces of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder to a quart of white wine vinegar. Put the bottle into a pot of warm water and cork it the same as in cooking beef tea; let it boil an hour, then place at one side to cool and settle. When thoroughly settled pour off the clear liquid and use for flavoring soups and sauces.
Add to half a pint of drawn or melted butter a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder and a tablespoonful of Epicurean Sauce, stir and serve with broiled or boiled fish, meats, etc.
Put into a quart bottle two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder; three cloves of garlic, cut fine; half a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Amboyna Cloves, ground; a pint of Epicurean Sauce, and fill the bottle with claret or Burgundy vinegar. Shake well from time to time and use after two weeks. It will be found superior to Worcestershire Sauce.
Put into a pint bottle two tablespoonfuls of James P. Smith's Curry Powder, fill the bottle with either walnut or mushroom catsup, shake frequently; the sauce will be ready for use in ten days. These sauces may be purchased at the grocer's, or the mushroom catsup may be made as follows from field mushrooms:
Cover the bottom of a porcelain or crockery dish with fresh mushrooms, sprinkle over them a liberal quantity of salt; on top of the salt place another layer of mushrooms, then another thin layer of salt, and so on until the mushrooms are used up. Let the dish stand twelve to fifteen hours, then rub the pulp through a sieve. Put it into a stone jar, place the latter in a pan of water and let it simmer until the quantity is reduced one half. To keep it add a gill of brandy to every quart of sauce. To make it into a delightful table sauce add two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder to each pint; shake frequently; when cool, put away in well-corked bottles.
One of the most delicious of refreshing tonics is prepared with an overflowing teaspoonful of Maggi Bouillon, half a pint of boiling water, seasoned with a pinch of J. P. Smith's inimitable Curry Powder. A great many object to the peculiar taste which prepared bouillon, beef extracts, etc., usually possess, but with the addition of this particular Curry it is an impossibility for even the most exacting palate not to appreciate the compound.
Put into a frying pan a tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil; when hot add a cut up red onion and fry brown; next add a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, cook a moment and add a pint of chicken broth or a pint of hot water and a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon. Pour the contents of the frying pan into two quarts of rich chicken broth, thicken slightly with a tablespoonful of rice flour, taste for salt, and serve. This is the family method of making this excellent soup. The meat of a chicken cut into squares may be used in this soup.
Apples thus prepared are more toothsome than the ordinary spiced apples. Peel and core six large Greening apples. Mix together half a pound of butter, half a pound of brown sugar, a tablespoonful of vinegar and a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder; fill the holes with the mixture, put them in a buttered tin, and bake. When cold serve with cold meats.
Crab apples boiled in sugar and flavored with Curry, form an agreeable relish for cold game.
Put into a chafing dish, or frying pan, a tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil, a teaspoonful of chopped onion and fry a delicate brown, then add a teaspoonful of James P. Smith's Curry Powder. Allow the powder to cook a moment, then add a pint of water and a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon. If the latter is not to be had, then add a pint of beef stock instead of the water; simmer ten minutes, and add a teaspoonful of rice flour dissolved in cold water. Let boil until it thickens slightly, then strain into another dish. Open a can of Barataria Shrimps, rinse them off with cold water, add them to the Curry sauce, warm up the dish, then pour over it three tablespoonfuls of fresh orange juice, a teaspoonful of dry sherry, and serve.
Alas! how very few can say they can boil rice properly. It is a most difficult feat to many an expert cook, and yet it is very simple, when one knows how. The essential point to be gained is that after boiling, each grain must be distinct and unbroken, yet tender and to every appearance fairly ready to burst. To accomplish this a small quantity of rice must be cooked in a large volume of water. An ordinary half pint cup full of rice should be boiled in at least a gallon of water. It will surprise the uninitiated when they compare the bulk of the rice before and after cooking. The rice should be first well washed in several waters; reject all husks and imperfect grains, put the rice into cold water slightly salted, and boil about twenty-five minutes. Old rice requires a little longer cooking. The grains should occasionally be tested, and when a slight pressure will crush them they are done. If boiled until the grains burst, the rice is spoiled for serving with Curry. If boiled in a small volume of water the rice is also rendered useless, as the grains will stick together. After boiling the rice should be placed over the range where it will throw off the moisture absorbed in the boiling. Should any water remain it should be carefully kept for soups, sauces, etc., as it is quite as nutritious as the rice itself.
Fry a minced onion with a tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil; when brown add a heaping tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a teaspoonful of rice flour, and a heaping saltspoonful of salt. Stir to prevent burning, add a pint of hot water or broth. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, strain and add a square of sugar, a heaping tablespoonful of either Chutney, currant jelly, apple, or cranberry sauce. Put into the sauce a can of shrimps, let the whole warm through thoroughly. Arrange on a platter a border of boiled rice, put the Curried shrimp in the centre, squeeze over the shrimp the juice of a lime, and over the rice sprinkle the juice of an orange.
Crayfish are to be had in the New York market at all seasons. They inhabit fresh water streams almost everywhere, but the West furnishes the best and largest which are sent to the New York market. In the fall, large quantities of them are put into cold storage houses for winter use. They are usually sold already boiled and shelled, but in summer are to be had alive. The former is the most advantageous way of buying them, as they require but little preparation. Served as a Curry they are excellent. To cook them follow instructions for shrimp Curry, substituting crayfish for shrimps.
The prawn, although resembling the shrimp and the crayfish, is larger than either of the other Crustacea. They have a more pronounced flavor, and are at their best served as Curry. Select a quart of boiled prawns, pick them over carefully to see that all shell has been removed, rinse in cold water a moment, and dry them in a napkin. Put into a frying pan a heaping tablespoonful of butter; when hot add a chopped spring onion or a young leek, cook a few moments, and add a heaping teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder; stir to prevent burning, allow it to cook a moment, and add half a pint of hot water, or beef stock, one small sour apple, peeled, and cut into dice, a square of sugar, and a teaspoonful of Epicurean Sauce. Cover and simmer until the apple is cooked, then add another half pint of beef broth, or hot water containing a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon, stir well and rub through a small strainer; add the prawns to the sauce, heat them through, season with a small quantity of salt and a tablespoonful of tomato catsup, pour the Curry onto a hot platter, surround it with a border of boiled rice, squeeze over the Curry the juice of half a lemon, and serve.
Wash, drain, and scald, a pint of scallops; put them into a saucepan, add half a teaspoonful of salt, small piece of a bay-leaf, three whole cloves, and a pint and a half of milk; boil thirty minutes. In a frying pan prepare a Curry sauce as follows: Put into the pan a tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil in which a few cloves of garlic had been steeped, add two teaspoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a chopped sweet Spanish pepper and a gill of beef broth, or hot water containing a teaspoonful of Maggi Bouillon; cover and cook five minutes. Add a pint more of the liquid, a teaspoonful of rice flour dissolved in cold water, two tablespoonfuls of mild Chutney, and the grated outside peel of a lemon; stir and simmer a few moments. Drain the scallops, put them in the centre of a hot platter, surround them with the sauce without pouring any of it over them; around the outer edge arrange a neat border of hot boiled rice, and send to table with a sauce-boat full of fresh orange juice.
Proceed as per recipe for Curry of Scallops, with the exception that the frogs require one hour's cooking in the milk. They may then be served the same as the scallops, or put into the sauce and warmed up in it. A much plainer Curry sauce may be prepared if so desired.
Put into a frying pan two tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil, add a scant tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a chopped Bermuda onion, and cook until the onions are quite brown; stir frequently to prevent burning. Add a pint of oyster liquor, a saltspoonful of salt, simmer until reduced one-third, then strain; add to the sauce a dozen large raw oysters. When they are thoroughly heated through and the gills begin to curl, they will be cooked sufficiently. Serve with hot boiled rice.
Prepare a plain Curry sauce as for Oyster Curry, and in the sauce put the contents of a can of crab meat; when warmed through it is ready to serve. The fresh crab meat from the shells is of course superior to the canned article, but it is more troublesome to prepare. Before sending to table squeeze over the dish the juice of a fresh lime.
Select half a dozen fine large soft shell crabs, remove the sand-pouch and the feathery gill like parts found under the side points of the shells. Mix together to a paste in a mortar a clove of garlic, a heaping tablespoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a tablespoonful of Epicurean Sauce, and the juice of a lemon. If the paste is too thick, thin out with orange juice; cover the crabs with this paste, dip them in beaten egg, then in cracker or bread crumbs and fry like doughnuts. To be eaten cold.
Kill two live lobsters, remove the meat from the tails, split each tail piece in two lengthwise, and remove the entrail found therein; cut the meat into inch pieces. Put into a frying pan two tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil, when hot add the lobster, toss the pieces about a few moments, and strew over the meat a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder. Cook fifteen minutes, stirring continually; add the juice of two Florida oranges, then quickly remove the pan from the fire and when the agitation in the pan ceases, serve on toast. Dainty rice croquettes may be served with the dish.
Use the meat of two boiled lobsters, cut it into neat pieces; take all green fat and coral, and set them aside; mix the green fat with a heaping spoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder. Squeeze out the juice of three limes, and add to it half a teaspoonful of powdered sugar. Put into a frying pan an ounce of butter; when creamed add a teaspoonful of minced onion, brown it a little, now add the mixed Curry Powder; dissolve a teaspoonful of rice flour in cold water, add this to a pint of hot water or soup stock, stir into the pan, and simmer till thick; now add the lobster, and simmer fifteen minutes longer. Wash and dry the coral, separate it. Prepare a border of rice on a dish, and over it sprinkle the coral and eggs, if any—put the Curry in the centre, and serve.
Both the Little Neck and the paper shell clams are very good served as a Curry; only the body part of the soft clam should be used, as the remainder is somewhat tough. The Little Necks, if cooked too much, will be tough. Serve them with a plain Curry sauce.
Fresh cold boiled salmon may be served as a Curry, and a salmon steak, cooked in a Curry sauce until it is done, is very good eating, but there is no better way of serving canned salmon than as a Curry. The only point is to be sure to buy the best known brand of salmon. Fry a minced onion brown, with an overflowing tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil, add two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, let cook a moment and add a pint of hot water, a tablespoonful of flour dissolved in cold water, a tablespoonful of tomato catsup, or Chutney, and a little salt, stir and simmer until the sauce thickens, then add the contents of a one-pound can of salmon to the sauce; let it warm through before serving, and send to table with hot boiled rice, or other cereal, such as hominy, cerealine, etc.
Cold fish of any kind may be advantageously served the next day in the form of a Curry. All that is necessary is to warm up the fish in the sauce; care must be exercised, however, not to break or separate the fish into too fine pieces.
Unjoint the chicken and cut the large pieces in two. Put into a frying pan two tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil, and when hot fry the pieces of chicken in it until they are partially cooked; remove the chicken, add another tablespoonful of oil, and a minced Bermuda onion; when brown add two tablespoonfuls of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder. Return the chicken to the pan with half a pint of hot water, cover and set on back of range to simmer half an hour. Add a pint of hot water to the pan, strain the sauce to remove the onion, if objectionable. Dissolve a tablespoonful of rice flour in a gill of cold water, stir it into the sauce with half a teaspoonful of salt, or use a teaspoonful of Manioca instead of flour. When the sauce thickens, add the chicken (provided it had been removed to facilitate the straining of the sauce), and allow it to stand an hour before serving. When ready for the table, put the Curry on a hot platter, and serve with hot boiled rice and a Chutney sauce.
Prepare the Curry sauce as before described, and in it warm up slices of cold roast or boiled chicken, or turkey.
Cut up a dry-picked roasting or spring chicken. Rub into the pieces a liberal quantity of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, dry. Fry the pieces thoroughly in four tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil; when done serve with a tomato sauce well flavored with a few drops of Tobasco sauce. If for breakfast, serve with Manioca griddle cakes.
The spring duckling is delightful eating, but its peculiar flavor is not always relished at first; they are best broiled. Split the bird down the back, rub Antonini Olive Oil over it, sprinkle over it a small quantity of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, then broil on both sides. When done squeeze over the bird the juice of a Florida orange.
Squabs treated in the same manner as the duckling are most appetizing. They are excellent for cold luncheon, for picnics, collations, etc. The wild squab partially fried, then allowed to stand in a Curry sauce half an hour before serving, is good eating.
Cold roast venison makes a very good breakfast Curry, as the meat is tender and digestible. Put in a frying pan, a tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil, half a teaspoonful of dry flour, brown it slightly. Add a clove of garlic and a tablespoonful of minced apple, a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, and half a pint of hot water, or venison gravy from the roast of the day before. Simmer and set on the back of the range. Cut the meat in neat pieces, add it to the sauce, and when quite hot send to table. Before serving, add the juice of a Florida orange.
The pieces of venison which are not large enough for steaks or for roasting purposes may be thus prepared. Cut a pound of the meat into inch squares and toss them about in a frying pan, with an overflowing tablespoonful of Antonini Olive Oil; after cooking five minutes add a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder and a gill of hot water containing a teaspoonful of Maggi Bouillon; cover. While this is cooking, cut two medium sized raw potatoes into small dice, and add them to the meat with half a teaspoonful of salt. The steam will cook the potatoes in ten minutes. Mix the ingredients together and if too dry add a little more hot water.
Select two fine rabbits, cut them into neat pieces; put into an earthen crock a thin slice of bacon, add a few slices of rabbit, sprinkle over it a little of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, salt, fresh grated cocoanut, and a dozen raisins; put in another layer of rabbit meat, and season it as the first layer, repeat until the rabbit is all used, and you have also used the juice and meat of one fresh, or half a pound of dry cocoanut; moisten the whole with Rhine wine; let this stand twenty-four hours, then place the crock in a pot of water and simmer three hours. While cooking, the crock must be tightly covered. Serve with hot boiled rice and over the meat squeeze the juice of a lime.
Skin, clean, and quarter the hare and rub each piece well with J. P. Smith's Curry Powder. Put into a saucepan a tablespoonful of beef drippings, a sliced onion, the pieces of meat, half a teaspoonful of salt, and a gill of claret. Cover and simmer an hour; add another gill of claret, two heaping tablespoonfuls of currant jelly, two squares of sugar, and simmer two hours longer. Serve with boiled rice, over which sprinkle a little orange juice.
The best piece of meat for this dish is the lean part of the flank, which, being cross-grained, allows the Curry to thoroughly assimilate with every particle of the meat. Cut up one pound of the meat into neat square pieces. Put into the frying pan one ounce of Antonini's Olive Oil, or butter, and fry in it a minced onion, stirring until brown; add the beef and stir to prevent burning; now add a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder and half a pint of rich gravy, salt, simmer, squeeze out the juice of one Florida orange, sweeten it a little, add it to the dish, add a heaping teaspoonful of apple sauce, stir and simmer nearly an hour.
Fry an onion brown with two tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil, add a heaping tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a pint of hot water, a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon, a tablespoonful of Epicurean Sauce, a teaspoonful of Manioca, half a teaspoonful of salt and a tablespoonful of tomato catsup. Simmer three-quarters of an hour, and in this sauce warm up slices of cold roast beef.
Mix together a heaping tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, two saltspoonfuls of salt, a teaspoonful of made mustard, a dash of cayenne, a teaspoonful of Epicurean Sauce and Antonini Olive Oil, enough to make a paste; spread a little of this on both sides of the chops, then dip in beaten egg, roll in bread crumbs, and fry in a large quantity of fat. They may be served with or without tomato sauce, and either hot or cold.
Cut up one pound of raw leg of veal into pieces. Mix a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, half a teaspoonful of rice flour, and a saltspoonful of salt together, dip the meat in melted butter or oil, then roll each piece in the powder and fry until a delicate brown all over (onion may be added or omitted). Mince half a sour apple and fry it with the meat; add half a pint of soup stock, simmer half an hour, squeeze over all the juice of half a lemon, mix and serve.
Select two pair of fine sweetbreads, scald them and remove from them all sinews, etc. Put them into water slightly salted, cover and parboil half an hour. Drain, and keep in cold water until wanted. Prepare a plain Curry sauce; slice the sweetbreads, cook them in the sauce half an hour and serve.
Wash the brains in several waters, then scald and free them from sinews; boil in water seasoned with salt, a gill of vinegar, a clove of garlic, and a small piece of bay-leaf. Cook an hour, put the brains in the centre of a dish, surround it with a well made Curry sauce.
Boil the calf's feet, after cleaning them, five hours; then serve them with a well made Curry sauce, or rub them well with Antonini Olive Oil; sprinkle J. P. Smith's Curry Powder over them, and broil; when done place on a hot dish, squeeze over them the juice of a lemon and serve.
Cut cold boiled calf's head into neat square pieces. Beat together the yolks of three eggs, add to it a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a teaspoonful of Epicurean Sauce, and half a teaspoonful of salt; in this dip the pieces of cold calf's head, roll each piece in cracker crumbs, again dip in the egg, again in the crumbs, and fry, like doughnuts. Serve with tomato sauce.
Cut three slices of raw calf's liver into inch pieces, scald and dry in a napkin. Put into a frying-pan two tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil; when hot add a chopped onion; when this browns slightly add the pieces of meat, a heaping teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, and a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon; cover five minutes, then add half a pint of hot water; cook ten minutes longer. Arrange round the border of a hot platter a layer of mashed potatoes, place it where the top of the potato will brown slightly, then put the curried liver in the centre of the dish and serve.
Rinse off a pound of fresh tripe in scalding hot water, drain it, cut it into conveniently sized pieces, and boil them in water slightly salted an hour and a half: then add the tripe to a plain Curry sauce, and serve with boiled rice.
Cut into slices three Bermuda or white onions; fry a delicate brown with three tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil, strew over the onion a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, add half a pound of cold boiled tripe, cover the dish and shake the pan to prevent burning; when the onion is cooked serve.
Rub a piece of cold boiled tripe with Antonini Olive Oil; and broil the tripe a delicate brown color on both sides. Put the tripe on a hot dish, cover it with melted butter seasoned with half a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a chopped gherkin, a little salt and the juice of half a lemon.
Scald four lamb kidneys, skin and split them, and let them stand in water slightly salted two hours. Wipe them dry in a kitchen towel and cut them into pieces. Pour into a soup plate a gill of Antonini Olive Oil, put the kidneys in this and move them about in the oil so that each piece will be glazed with the oil. Strew over the kitchen table a quantity of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, roll the oiled kidneys in this. Put into a frying pan two tablespoonfuls of the olive oil, when very hot add the kidneys, and a little salt. Shake the pan well to prevent burning, cook rather rare, as they will be tough if well done.
Split two veal kidneys in two, skin them and allow them to stand in cold water, salted, three hours. Drain and wipe dry. Cut them into thin slices and cook them half an hour in a good Curry sauce as before described.
Cut two ox tails at the joints, and fry them in a little Antonini Olive Oil five minutes. Have cooking in a saucepan a minced onion with a thin slice of bacon and a heaping tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder. Add the ox tails, quarter of a bay-leaf, half a pint of hot water, and half a teaspoonful of salt; cover, and simmer until the moisture is reduced one-half, and add two tablespoonfuls of Maggi Bouillon, a pint of hot water and a gill of good sherry; cover and simmer on back of range until the meat is very tender. Put it away to get cold and next day warm it up in a frying pan or chafing dish, add a little lemon or lime juice and serve.
Cut up half a pound of cold boiled mutton in symmetrical pieces. Chop up an onion and fry it with three tablespoonfuls of Antonini Olive Oil or butter, add the meat, toss it about a few moments, strew over it a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, and add half a pint of gravy; simmer gently a few minutes and serve. This is about as simple a mode of preparing the dish as can be proposed; it may be improved by frying a little apple with the onion and adding more water, then thickening it with browned flour.
Raw mutton should be fried a little before it is added to the Curry sauce. Mutton chops may be curried the same as veal chops.
The breast of lamb freed from fat makes a very good Curry. Cut up a pound of it and toss the pieces about in the frying pan a few moments. Sprinkle over the meat a teaspoonful of the J. P. Smith Curry Powder and a gill of vinegar; cover, cook ten minutes and put the meat away to allow the Curry to permeate it. When wanted fry an onion brown, add to it half a pint of hot water, a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon and a little salt; simmer ten minutes, strain and add the meat with a square of sugar, two tablespoonfuls of Chutney or Chili relish, or tomato catsup. If convenient add the grated fruit of half a fresh cocoanut. Simmer slowly an hour, serve with boiled rice and orange juice in a sauce-boat.
Pound together in a mortar a clove of garlic, a tablespoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, a square of sugar, the juice of a lemon, and a saltspoonful of salt; add a tablespoonful of Epicurean Sauce, and one of French mustard. Select a fresh pork tenderloin, cut it into three-inch pieces and cut gashes lengthwise all over the meat; into these gashes rub the paste. Put them into a pan, pour a little Antonini Olive Oil over each, and bake in the oven twenty minutes. Turn frequently while they are cooking. These are excellent cold.
Hard boil six eggs; when cool enough, remove the shell and quarter them lengthwise. Put these on a hot platter, surround the pile with a good Curry sauce, garnish the border with boiled rice and serve.
Ask the dealer for a pound of chopped lean meat; shape it into little cakes, over each cake rub a little Curry oil and a few drops of garlic oil, and fry or bake the steaks. Put them in the centre of a dish and pour over them a good strong Curry sauce and serve plain.
Make the Curry sauce in the usual manner, warm the slices of the canned corned beef in it and serve.
Select the long green plantains that find their way here from Cuba, peel them and boil them forty minutes. Put them on a hot platter, cover them with Curry sauce, squeeze the juice of an orange over them and serve.
Cold boiled vegetables as well as the fresh vegetables are all excellent served as Curries. They are cooked with butter and seasoned with Curry Powder, or warmed in the Curry sauce. A list of vegetable Curries would alone fill a large volume.
In a very rare old Hindoo cookery book I possess are recipes for Curries of all kinds of grain, fruits, vegetables, roots, greens, flowers, seeds, etc., that would simply astound New Yorkers. We, however, could not prepare, much less eat their dishes as per recipe any more than the Hindoo would eat our Curries. They have a different Curry preparation for each different article.
Break into three pieces, each tube of a half a pound of Geoffroy Taganrok Macaroni, which is the best in the market. Put it into a porcelain lined dish or saucepan, cover with boiling water, add a scant teaspoonful of table salt and boil fifteen minutes; drain, place the Macaroni on a hot platter, cover it with a Curry sauce made of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, over this strew a liberal quantity of (J. P. S.) Italien Parmasan Cheese and serve.
Procure from the Italian grocer a tomato paste called Pompodoro. Put into a saucepan an ounce of butter, whisk it as it melts and add two ounces of the tomato paste; keep stirring, and add a tablespoonful of Maggi Bouillon, a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, and a pint of water; stir to prevent burning and set on back of range until wanted. Boil half a pound of Barton Macaroni fifteen minutes, when done drain, put it on a hot platter and pour the sauce over it. Serve J. P. Smith's Italien Parmasan Cheese separately with it.
Work together a teaspoonful of J. P. Smith's Curry Powder, and a heaping tablespoonful of table butter; spread this over thin slices of bread, and between the slices place thin slices of cold roast or boiled meat, poultry, etc.
Make a Curry paste the same as for Curried veal chops. Make deep incisions in the legs of two chickens and into the incisions rub the paste, and broil until well done. Cold roast or boiled legs may be similarly treated but only need to be sauteed in a pan with a little Antonini Olive Oil.
Rub two ribs of cold roast beef with Curry paste and broil them enough to heat the meat through.
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