Crab or Lopstere
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany (England, 1460), entitled "Crab or Lopstere". [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:

Crab or Lopstere. Take a crab or a lopstere stop hym at the vent with a lytyll sethe hym yn fayre watyr & no salt or els stop hym in the same maner & cast hym in the oven lat hym bake & serve hym forth cold sauce hym with venygger.

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To dight crabe or lopster tak crabe or lopster and stop hym at the vent with one of the litille clees and sethe hym in clene water or els stop hym in the same manner and cast hym in an ovene and let hym bak and serue it with venygar. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

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Searchable index of "Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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