Coungur in souse
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Coungur in souse". [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:

Coungur in souse. Take coungur and scalde hym and washe hym clene, and sethe hym, and when hit is ynogh take hit up, and let hit kole; then take parsyly, myntes, peletur, rosemaryn, sauge, and a fewe crummes of bred, and a lytel garlec and fake, and grinde al this in a morter with pouder marchaunt, and a fewe clowes, and drawe hit up with vynegur, and a lytel wyn; then do thi fissh in a faire vessell, and poure hit above, and serve hit forthe colde.

Related Recipes
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CONGUR IN SAWSE. C. IIII. Take the Conger and scald hym. and smyte hym in pecys & seeþ hym. take parsel. mynt. peleter. rosmarye. & a litul sawge. brede and salt, powdour fort and a litel garlec, clower a lite, take and grynd it wel, drawe it up with vyneger thurgh a clot. cast the fyssh in a vessel and do þe sewe onoward & serue it forth. [Forme of Cury]

.Cij. Coungur in sawce. Take the counger & scald hym and smyte him in pecys & seeth him, take persel, mynt, peletour, rosemarye, and a litul sauge, brede & salt, poudour fort & a litul garlek clowes a lyte, take & grynd hit wel & drawe hit up with vyneger thorow a cloth, cast the fysche in a vessel & do the sew onoward, & in. f. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

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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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