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Recipe Name: A Squid Dish For Days Of Abstinence--1475 Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Seafood Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients: Directions:
Platina mentions several odd fishes not usually used today as food,
such as cuttlefish, scorpions, lampreys and sea-lion. But most of his
fish are still favorites-eels, lobsters, crabs, oysters, sturgeon and
sturgeon eggs (which he calls caviar), salmon, sole, etc., and he
gives a recipe for a Squid Dish for Days of Abstinence. Although squid
is eaten today in the South of France and Greece, and can be found in
special fish shops here, I would prefer salmon or halibut. But if you
hanker for squid, just go ahead with it if you can find some, and be
sure to have the fish man prepare it for you by removing the black
liquid from the backbone. A SQUID DISH FOR DAYS OF ABSTINENCE--1475
Boil the squid. Crush what is good in a mortar. Prepare a paste of
almonds with rosewater strained through a sieve; or, if you can't
provide this, use the juice of peas or white chickpeas. Crush together
small grapes and five figs. Mix a little rock parsley and a little
fresh marjoram leaves. Add as much cinnamon, ginger and sugar as is
necessary. Mix these well with whites of eggs so that they will stick
together and cook better. With the mixture well greased, and with a
crust above and beneath, set it on the hearth at a little distance
from the flame. Sprinkle sugar and rosewater on the cooked mixture.
This dish assails all the members.

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