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Salmon with Onion Confit, Spanish Style from Soups

This was a big hit. The presentation is lovely. The taste is very lovely. It's easier to make than it first appears. Put the salmon to marinate. Start the onions cooking. When that's done, sear the salmon,... read more >

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The Best 125 Meatless Pasta Dishes

By Susann Geiskopf-Hadler, Mindy Toomay
Prima Lifestyles - 1991

22nd December 2011 (edited: 23rd December 2011)

Curried Creamed Eggs : page 230

A good idea for a recipe. Some problems as printed, and I made one major-ish change.
- The recipe says it yields 8 main-course servings. It must be only 4. Plus, other recipes in the book are generally either 4 main-course servings or 8 side-dish servings. I suspect this is an error that didn't get caught in the editing.
- In halving the recipe for 2, I used somewhat more peas than asked, no reason to be skimpy. This was nice.
- I started with a short 1 cup of milk (1-1/2 cups for the whole recipe), and had to add more milk at the end to thin the sauce a bit. I suspect 1-1/2 cups would have been fine for the half recipe.
- The whole recipe called for 1 tablespoon of curry powder. I used 1 tablespoon for my half recipe; might have gotten by on 2 teaspoons, but certainly 1-1/2 teaspoons would be too little. At least for our tastes.
- Used 6-ish ounces tagliatelle for two, rather than 8 oz.
- Instead of hard-boiling the eggs (one per person), I poached them in the simmering sauce. Then removed each to one of the little dishes I'd used for the chopped onion and the flour/curry addition. Then warmed the peas in the sauce and mixed the sauce with the pasta. Served the pasta into two dishes, topping each with a poached egg.
- Some chopped chives or even parsley on top would have been pretty.

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9th December 2011 (edited: 25th December 2011)

Pastina and Pea Soup : page 56

Pretty darn good for a fast and almost effortless dinner. The only work involved is chopping an onion and some garlic.

A light-ish soup, made a nice dinner with some Camembert after.

Six first-course servings is about right. We had two mains and enough leftover for two lunches.

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