The Extraction of Meat Juice for Invalids
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook (Andalusia, 13th c. - Charles Perry, trans.), entitled "The Extraction of Meat Juice for Invalids". [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
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The Extraction of Meat Juice for Invalids. Pound pieces of meat well on a board and put in a pot with water and onion and spices to a certain extent, according to the fever of the ill person, and half a spoonful of oil if the meat is fat, and if it isn't a full spoonful. Put on a moderate fire and stir for some time, and when the juice comes out of it, boil water in a small new pot and pour on the meat and cook until it comes out as if it were harira, and until most of the water is gone. Then take it off the fire and let cool, then stir by hand well and strain, after it is thoroughly mixed, in a light cloth. And if the invalid has little appetite, macerate cold breadcrumbs with the meat until they dissolve, then strain and dissolve a moderate amount of salt in it. And if the invalid is aged or of a cold temperament [i.e. marked by a melancholic or phlegmatic humor], or not suffering from one of the feverish diseases, aromatize with Chinese cinnamon, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and galingale [literally, "wood"], and cut with a little musk, and use, if God, may He be honored and exalted, wills, and He is the One from Whom help is sought.

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galingale: Lesser Galingale (Alpinia officinarum), a member of the ginger family.

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