Filets of sole walewska

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Rock lobster tails
¼ cup Dry sherry
¾ cup Dry white wine
½ cup Water
½ pounds Fresh mushrooms
\N \N Salt
\N \N Pepper
6 larges Filets of sole
\N \N Lemon juice
1 \N Stick butter
4 tablespoons Cognac
1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
2 \N Shallots; chopped
1 teaspoon Tomato paste
4 tablespoons Flour
⅔ cup Half and Half
2 \N Egg yolks
1 tablespoon Brandy

Remove the meat from the lobster tails. Put the shells in a pot with sherry, wine, water, 1 sliced mushroom, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes, strain and reserve liquid. Wash sole in water to which approximately 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice has been added. Pat fish dry. For stuffing, quarter remaining mushrooms and saut‚ in ½ stick butter. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Turn off heat. Chop lobster meat and add to pan. Flame the mixture with warm cognac. Add chopped parsley. Place the sole filets with dark sides up, spread with stuffing, and roll up. Place in a buttered baking dish. Pour the reserved stock over the stuffed sole and poach for 15 minutes in a preheated 350ø oven. Remove, carefully strain stock, and reserve. Keep filets warm. Melt ½ stick butter in a heavy saucepan. Add chopped shallots and saut‚ briefly. Remove from heat and stir in tomato paste, flour, and 1 cup reserved stock. Return to low heat and stir until sauce thickens. Do not let it boil. Add Half and Half. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks with 1 Tablespoon brandy. Enrich the sauce by gradually adding the hot sauce to the egg mixture. When warm, add the egg mixture back into the sauce. On a warm platter, arrange the sole and spoon sauce over them. Sprinkle with any reserved stuffing. Watercress makes a nice additional garnish. Yield: 6 servings.

EDEN FERGUSON BABER (MRS. TYLER) From <Traditions:ATasteoftheGoodLife>, by the Little Rock (AR) Junior League. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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