Salmagundi

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Salmagundi

Postby Cpt Celle on Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:27 pm

A typical early 17th century recipe is:

"Cut cold roast chicken or other meats into slices. Mix with minced tarragon and an onion. Mix all together with capers, olives, samphire, broombuds, mushrooms, oysters, lemon, orange, raisins, almonds, blue figs, Virginia potatoes, peas and red and white currants. Garnish with sliced oranges and lemons. Cover with oil and vinegar, beaten together."

from The Good Huswives Treasure, Robert May, 1588-1660

Salmagundi is also purportedly a meal served on pirate ships. It is a stew of anything the cook had on hand, usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil, and spiced with anything available.

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Re: Salmagundi

Postby Cpt Celle on Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:18 pm

First go at Salmagundi was a mixed succes. After a initial explosion of flavors came a bland wave of eating strange stuff together. It lacked binding and some ingredients were overprocessed, and some left to raw.
TIP use loads of garlic and a fair bit of mustard and olive oil, and an apple finely chopped.
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