Viandre Cypyre de Salmon
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401) (England, 15th century)
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The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

Viandre Cypyre de Salmon. Recipe & bray almonds vnblaunched; þan take caluer salmon & seth it in water, & draw vp þinne almonds mylk with þe broth of þe salmon. Þan pike out þe bonys clene, & grind it small, & cast þi mylk & þat togyder, & ley it with floure of rice, & seth it; & þan do þerto strong powdyr, sugure & salt, & colour it with alkenet so þat it be standyng, & serof it forth.

Related Recipes
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VYANDE CYPRE OF SAMOUN. XX.IIII. XVIII. Take Almandes and bray hem unblaunched. take calwar Samoun and seeþ it in lewe water drawe up þyn Almandes with the broth. pyke out the bones out of the fyssh clene & grynde it small & cast þy mylk & þat togyder & alye it with flour of Rys, do þerto powdour fort, sugur & salt & colour it with alkenet & loke þat hit be not stondyng and messe it forth. [Forme of Cury]

.lxlvj. Vyaynd cypre of samoun. Take almaundes & bray hem unblaunched, tak calewar samoun & seeth it in lu water drawe up thyne almaundes with the broth, pyke out the bones out of the fysche it clene & grynd it smale & cast thy mylk, & that to gydre, & alye hit with flour of rys do therto poudour fort, suger and salt, & colour hit with alkenet, loke that hit not stondyng and messe hit forth. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

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alkenet: Dyer's Bugloss (Alkanna tinctoria) or possibly Common Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis). A member of the Borage family. A red colorant.

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Searchable index of "Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401)". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
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