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If You Wish To Keep An eel


This is an excerpt from Le Menagier de Paris
(France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

If you wish to keep an eel, make it die in salt, and leave it there for three full days: then let it be scalded, remove the mud, cut into chunks, cook in water with scallions, and almost at the end add wine. And if you wish it to be salted just from morning until evening, prepare it and cut it up, and put the chunks in coarse salt; and if you wish to advance it further, grind up black salt and rub each chunk with it, and then bury in salt between two bowls.

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