19. Diz ist ein gut spise von eime lahs (This is a good food of a salmon)
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ein Buch von guter spise (Germany, ca. 1345 - Alia Atlas, trans.), entitled "19. Diz ist ein gut spise von eime lahs (This is a good food of a salmon)". [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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19. Diz ist ein gut spise von eime lahs (This is a good food of a salmon). Nim einen lahs. schabe im abe die schupen. spalde in und snit in an stücke. hacke peterlin selbey. Nim gestozzen yngeber pfeffer enys saltz zu mazzen. mache eynen derben teyk noch der groezze der stucke. und wirf daz krut uf die stücke. und bewirke sie mit dem teyge. kanst du sie gestemphen in ein forme daz tu. so mahtu machen hechde. förheln brasmen und backe eigliches besunder in eime teyge. ist ez aber eins fleischtages. so mahtu machen hüenre, rephüenre, tuben und vasande mahtu machen. ab du hast die formen. und backe sie in smaltze oder siut sie in den formen. nim von den brüsten der hüenre oder ander gut fleisch. so wirt die kunst dests bezzer und fersaltzez.

Take a salmon. Scrape off the scales. Split it and cut it into pieces. Cut parsley (and) sage. Take ground ginger, pepper, anise. Salt to mass. Make a dough (possibly freshly made as opposed to sourdough) also the size of the piece (of salmon). And throw the herb on the piece. And surround it with the dough. Stamp it in a form if you can. Thus you may make pike (and) trout. And bake individually in a dough. However, if it is a meat day, then you may make hens, partridge, pigeon and pheasant. If you have the forms, and bake them in fat or boil in the forms. Take from the breasts of the hens or other good meat. So will the art be the better and do not oversalt.

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Fresh salmon. Smoked (keep the chine for roasting), cut into steaks, and then cooked in water; [add] some wine and salt while cooking; eaten with Yellow Pepper [Sauce] or Cameline [Sauce]. Some dry it again (for eating) on the grill. In a pie (if you wish) powdered with spices; eaten with Cameline [Sauce].

If it is salted: cooked in water without salt; eaten with wine and chopped scallion. [Le Viandier de Taillevent]

FRESH SALMON should be smoked, and leave the backbone in for roasting; then cut it into slices boiled in water, with wine and salt during cooking; eat with yellow pepper or with cameline sauce and in pastry, whatever you like, sprinkled with spices; and if the salmon is salted, let it be eaten with wine and sliced scallions. [Le Menagier de Paris]

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Searchable index of "Ein Buch von guter spise". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?buchv:20>. Accessed on October 15, 2019, 2:52 pm.

Searchable index of "Le Viandier de Taillevent". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?viand:119>. Accessed on October 15, 2019, 2:52 pm.

Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?menag:397>. Accessed on October 15, 2019, 2:52 pm.

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