1960s Coupe Caprice starter

Recognize this? It was a favourite from wedding reception menus. Coupe “Caprice” (literally meaning “surprise dish”) is basically as starter of shrimp and melon in a pink sauce dressing, consisting of green peppers, red peppers, heavy cream, mayonnaise, melons, Tabasco sauce, tarragon, tomato ketchup and shrimp. The chef Robert Carrier included it in his 1963 book “Great Dishes of the World", which included over 550 recipes from classic clam chowder to relatively modern langoustine soup with saffron bouillon.

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