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To Make Fillets Of beefe Or Clods Instead Of Red deare

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make fillets of beefe or clods instead of red Deare. First take your Beefe, and Larde it very thicke, and then season it with pepper, and Salt, Sinamon and ginger, Cloues, and Mace good store, with a greate deale more quantitie of pepper and Salte, then you would a peece of Venison, and put it in couered Paste, and when it is baked, take vineger and suger, Sinamon and Ginger, and put in, and shake the Pastie, and stope it close, and let it stande almonst a fortnyght before you cut it vp.


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