Trout boiled
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from A Noble Boke off Cookry (England, 1468), entitled "Trout boiled". [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:

To boill a trout tak and nawpe hym in the hed and mak a sauce of faire water and salt and parsly and when it begynnythe to boile strene it then drawe hym at the belly and ye will haue hym rond cutt hym in the backe in ij or iij places and drawe hym iij stoches by the hed then sethe hym and serue hym furthe with vert sauce cold and foilis of parsly, or els sethe the pouche as ye do of a pik and mynce it with the grave and do that to pouder of guinger and serue it.

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Troute boyled. Take a troute, and nape him; And make faire sauce of water, parcely, and salt, and whan hit bigynneth to boile, skeme hit clene; and drawe him in the bely; and if thou wilt haue him rounde, kut him in the bakke in two or thre places, but no3t thorgh, And drawe him in the sket (Note: Douce MS. skoch) next the hede, as thou doest a rounde pike; and the sauce is verge sauce; or elles seth the pouche as the dost the pouche of a pike, and myce hem with the grauey, and pouder of ginger; and serue him forth colde, and cast the foiles of parcelly, y-wet in vinegre, on him in a dissh. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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