Pik and eles in ballok brothe
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from A Noble Boke off Cookry (England, 1468), entitled "Pik and eles in ballok brothe". [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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Pik and eles in ballok brothe
that muste our dame haue, or
els she will be wrothe.

To mak eles and pikes in ballok brothe tak and splat a pik and splat hym and skale hym and culpon eles smale and put them in a pot do ther to grene onyons and quybibes and mynce them and sesson them up with a liore of bred and put it to clowes maces pouder of canelle and saffron and put ther to a quantite of stok fische lik unto the eles and let the pik boile esely and serue the hole pik for a lord and quarto of a pik for comons and culpans and let them be sessoned and put the brothe with the sauce upon the pyk and serve it.

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BALLOC BROTH. C. IX. Take Eelys and hilde hem and kerue hem to pecys and do hem to seeþ in water and wyne so þat it be a litel ouer stepid. do þerto sawge and ooþer erbis with few oynouns ymynced, whan the Eelis buth soden ynowz do hem in a vessel, take a pyke and kerue it to gobettes and seeþ hym in the same broth do þerto powdour gynger galyngale canel and peper, salt it and cast the Eelys þerto & messe it forth. [Forme of Cury]

.Cvij. Balloc broth. Take eelus & hyld hem & kerve hem to pecys & do hem to seeth in water & wyne so that hit be a litul oversteped, do ther to sauge & othere erbes with fewe oynouns y mynced, & whan the eelus buth soden y nowhgh do hem in a vessell, take a pike & kerve hyt to gobettes & seeth hym in the same broth, do therto poudour ginger, galyngale, canel, & peper, & salt hit & cast the eelus therto and messe hit forth. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

Ballok broth. Take elys, and fle hem, and kutte hem in colpons, and caste hem into a potte with faire water/ and then take parcelly, and oynons, and shrede hem, not to smale; And take Clowes, Maces, pouder of Peper, pouder of Canell, And a gode porcion of wyne, and cast thereto, And lete hem boyle; And whan the eles beth wel y-boiled, take faire stokfissh, and do a-wey the skyn, and caste thereto, And lete boyle. And whan the eles ben well y-boyled, take faire berme, and put therto, And lete boyle awhile; and then take Saffron and salt, and a litel vinegre, and cast thereto; And lete serue hit forthe fore gode potage. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

xxv - Balloke Brothe. Take Elys and fle hem, an kytte hem in gobouns, an caste hem in-to a fayre potte with fayre water; than take Percely and Oynonys, an schrede hem to-gederys nowt to smal; take Clowes, Maces, an powder Pepyr, an caste ther-to a gode porcyon of wyne; then take 3est of New ale an caste ther-to, an let boyle: an when the Elys byn wyl y-boylid, take fayre stokfysshe, an do a-way the skyn, an caste ther-to, an let boyle a whyle; then take Safroun and Salt, an a lytil Venegre, an caste ther-to, an serue forth. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

XXXIII - For To Make A Balourgly Broth. Tak Pikys and spred hem abord and Helys zif thou hast fle hem and ket hem in gobettys and seth hem in alf wyn and half in water. Tak up the Pykys and Elys and hold hem hote and draw the Broth thorwe a Clothe do Powder of Gyngener Peper and Galyngale and Canel into the Broth and boyle yt and do yt on the Pykys and on the Elys and serve yt forth. [Forme of Cury]

To make a Balowbroth. Recipe pikes & splate þam on brede, or els if þu have; stokfysh, if þu list, þu may smyte þam in gobyts; & seth þam, half in wyne & half in water; þan tak vp þe fysh & kepe it warme, & draw þe broth throgh a cloth, & do þerto powder of gynger & of galingay, pepyur, cannell; þan lat þe broth boyle & do þerin þe fysh, & serof. [Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401)]

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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401)". Medieval Cookery.
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