Sauce Piquant
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by [name]


Introduction
This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Du fait de cuisine (France, 1420 - Elizabeth Cook, trans.), entitled "Sauce Piquant". [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:

36. And to give understanding to him who will make the sauce piquant take onions and prepare them very well and cut them into fair slices and mince them very small; and then let him have his very well refined oil and then sauté the onions in it well and properly, and then drain off the oil, which should not remain at all. And then take a fair and clean pot and then take very good wine and put it in according to the quantity of fish which he is frying; and then take his spices: ginger, grains of paradise, saffron, pepper - and put in all these things in measure according to the quantity of fish which is to be eaten with the said sauce piquant; and let it taste of vinegar well and gently, and of salt also.

For the next day, the dinner for those who do not eat meat: the salt meats of large eels, large salted trout, and pallees and herring; in another separate dish eggs on coals, white leeks, purée with sops, a georgé bruet of fried fish, a gravy of fish tripes arrayed on fried fish, and turnips.



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Materials
The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: [edit this list as appropriate]

onions
oil
wine
fish
ginger
grains_of_paradise
saffron
pepper
vinegar
salt
seafood
trout
eggs
leeks
tripe
turnips


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Procedure
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Bibliography

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Searchable index of "Du fait de cuisine". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?dufai:36>. Accessed on December 11, 2019, 7:38 pm.




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