Red pepper nage

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 \N Red peppers -- sliced
1 cup Dry vermouth
½ pounds Butter
\N \N Salt -- to taste
\N \N Black pepper -- to taste
\N \N Fresh thyme -- to taste
\N \N Star anise -- to taste
2 \N Bay leaves
5 pounds Fish bones -- washed &
\N \N Gilled
2 larges Carrots -- chopped
1 \N Celery stalk -- chopped
2 \N Leeks -- chopped
2 mediums Onions -- chopped
1 cup White wine

STEP ONE: Prepare Fume-- Sweat fish bones for approximately 4 to 6 minutes. Then add all the vegetables (except the red peppers) and sweat. Cover with water and 1 cup white wine. Add a bay leaf, some thyme and black pepper to your taste. Simmer for 40 minutes and strain.

STEP TWO: Prepare the Red Pepper Nage-- Sweat red peppers in pan on low heat. Add Dry Vermouth and reduce. Cover with herbs and 1 quart of fume. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Blend with butter, then strain.

Season to taste.

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Recipe By : Mark Monette of the Flagstaff House, Boulder, CO From: Dan Klepach Date: 06-16-95 (164) Fido: Home Co

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