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       Title: RASPUTIN'S CODFISH SOUP
  Categories: Russian, Soups
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       2 sm Whole codfish
            -OR
   1 1/2 lb Codfish fillets
       1 c  Milk
       1 c  Heavy whipping cream
            Salt
            Pepper
  
   This is a toned-down version of the soup that Rasputin always said
   gave him his health, vigor ... and virility. It was, according to his
   daughter, his favorite dish. “Restaurants in Petrograd and Moscow
   would prepare the concoction whenever they expected Rasputin to
   dine.” Paprika and minced ginger usually went into his recipe.
   
   Clean codfish. Remove head and cut fish into fillets. Remove fish
   bones. Cut fillets into 2 pieces and place in saucepan. Add milk and
   whipping cream. Place over medium heat and bring to scalding
   temperature. Do not boil.
   
   Reduce heat and continue simmering until fish is done. Season to taste
   with salt and pepper. Ladle into soup bowls and serve hot.
   
   Makes about 1 quart, or 4 servings.
  
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