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If You Want To Make fish jelly

This is an excerpt from Enseignements qui enseingnent a apareillier toutes manieres de viandes
(France, ca. 1300 - D. Myers, trans.)
The original source can be found at

If you want to make fish jelly, break the back of the fish and cut it into pieces, that is to say: carp and tench, bream and turbot, and put to cook in good, strong wine; Then take cinnamon, ginger, long pepper, galingale, lavender and a little saffron; Then grind and put all together; And when you strain it of the fire, then in take out the fish in a bowl and pour thereon; and if you see that it is too thick, then sieve it and let it cool until the morning, and by then take it likewise like jelly.


Other versions of this recipe:

A gilly of fleshe (A Noble Boke off Cookry)

Gelye de Fysshe (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)

Fish Jelly (Du fait de cuisine)

GELE OF FYSSH (Forme of Cury)

Gelee of fysche (Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7])

Gely of Fysh (Thomas Awkbarow's Recipes (MS Harley 5401))

Gele of fysshe (Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334])

Jelly ready to serve and good of fish (Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco)

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