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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Chisan". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

Chisan. Take hole roches, and tenchys, or plays, but choppe hom on peces, and frie hom in oyle; and take crustes of bredde, and draw hom with wyn, and vynegur, and bray fygges, and drawe hom therwith; and mynce onyons, and frie hom, and do therto, and blaunched almondes fried, and raisinges of corance, and pouder of clowes, and of ginger, and of canell, and let hit boyle, then do thi fissh in a faire vessell, and poure thi fewe above, and serve hit forthe colde.

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CHYSANNE. C. III. Take Roches. hole Tenches and plays & sinyte hem to gobettes. fry hem in oyle blaunche almaundes. fry hem & cast wyne & of vyneger þer pridde part þerwith fyges drawen & do þerto powdour fort and salt. boile it. lay the Fisshe in an erthen panne cast the sewe þerto. seeþ oynouns ymynced & cast þerinne. kepe hit and ete it colde. [Forme of Cury]

.Cj. Chysanne. Take roches, hole tenches & plays and smyte hem to gobetes, frye hem in oyle, blaunche almaundes frye hem & cast ther to raysouns coraunce, make lyour of crustes of brede, of rede wyne, and of vyneger, the thridde part ther with fyges drawen, & do therto poudour fort & salt, boyle hit, lay the fysche in an erthen panne and cast the sewe ther to, seeth oynouns y mynced & cast therinne, kepe hit & ete hit cold. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

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roches: Roach (Rutilus rutilus). A freshwater fish.
corance: Raisins made from corinth grapes (a.k.a currants).

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
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