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Savory Poached Carp (Hot or Jelled)

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Category: Fish, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Red onions, minced
  • 1/4 c Wine vinegar
  • 3/4 c Water
  • 1 1/2 c Vegetable stock
  • 2 Ribs celery, minced
  • 1 lg Carrot, peeled, minced
  • 1/2 lg Lemon, seeded & sliced thin
  • 2 tb +2 ts. sugar
  • 4 Sprigs parsley tied into>>>
  • Bundle with white cotton>>>>
  • Thread.
  • 2 1/2 lb Fresh carp, cut into 1">>>
  • Slices.
  • Watercress sprigs


Put onions, vinegar and 1/4 c. water into 3-qt. Dutch oven. Bring to a
boil. Cook, uncovered, over med. heat until all liquid evaporates,
stirring often.

Add remaining water, stock, celery, carrot, lemon, 2 tb. sugar, and
parsley bundle. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to slow-boil and cook,
uncovered, for 5 min. Add fish. Bring liquid to boil and baste fish several
times. Reduce heat to simmering. Cover and cook for 30 min. Uncover,
raise heat slightly and slow-boil for 10 min. longer.

With slotted spatula, transfer slices to plate. Discard skin. Pull out
bones, separating large chunks of flesh to make bones visible. Spoon with a
little of the hot poaching liquid. Cover to keep warm.

Strain contents of pot thru a fine sieve. Rinse out pot and fill with
strained broth. Stir in remaining sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat;
reduce until abt. 3/4 c. remains. Pour exuded liquid from fish into the

To serve hot, portion individual servings onto warm plates and spoon
with some of the poaching liquid. To serve jelled, arrange fish in wide
casserole in one layer. Pour poaching liquid over it. Cover tightly and
chill overnight (poaching liquid will jell). Cut into serving pcs.;
garnish with watercress.

Yield: 4 servings as main course6 as appetizer. Serve with beet
horseradish. Frances Prince's New Jewish Cuisine

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