Sturgeon pour porpeys
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (England, 1430), entitled "Sturgeon pour porpeys". [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:

Sturgeon pour porpeys. Take a Sturgeon, Turbut, or porpeys, and kut hit in faire peces to bake; And then make faire kakes of faire paast, And take pouder of peper, pouder of Ginger, Canell, and salt, And med├Że thes poudres and salt togiders; And take and ley a pece of the fissh on a kake/ and ley the pouders vnderneth the fissh, and aboue ynowe; And then wete the sides of the paast with faire colde water, and close the sides to-gidre, and sette hem in an oven, and bake hem ynowe.

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turbut: Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). A large, flat saltwater fish.

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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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