My spam folder brought me something… well I have to call it weird. Lobster creams. And the title of the recipe has ‘whip’ at the end.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I hear ‘creams’ I think candy. My favorites are the Orange Creams from See’s. I just adore those things. That and the chocolate creams. And the strawberry creams, and maybe some truffles. Okay, I admit it, I have a See’s problem. There aren’t any support groups (yet) and I’m lucky enough that there isn’t one in town. Fred does get me a box every Valentine’s day and for my birthday, which is just too sweet for words.
I don’t share with him though.
Anyway, back to the recipe. I just have a problem with lobster cream. I’ve heard of people making salmon ice cream, which should be outlawed. Not just in the US but everywhere!
Well maybe I am overreacting a bit, different people have different tastes. I told my mother about a chocolate cake recipe I had that included things like spinach, avocado, beets and carrots and she informed me that ‘that recipe will NOT be made’.
Anyway, on to the recipe. I’m not including this as a ‘real’ recipe, because there’s some whacky formatting issues with it.
???Lobster Creams. Whip ?? a pint of cream stiff, season it highly with cayenne and salt. Cut up ?? a boiled lobster and mix with the cream. Put into cases. Garnish with parsley and some of the lobster coral.[Pg 36]
It looks like that recipe came from a book again. That book is (once again) 365 Luncheon Dishes . I guess they just love that book because it’s free at Project Gutenberg. Taking a moment, I scanned through it and found a recipe for ‘Scalloped Tongue’. I think the book went on my list of ‘recipe books not to use’.
Until next time, toodles!