[Sca-cooks] pantry - garum

Adele de Maisieres ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Mon Aug 6 15:46:47 PDT 2007

Terry Decker wrote:

>There are references to "fish murri" in the Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook, 
>but I don't think there is a recipe available.  Fish murri is often 
>considered to be garum or liquamen by assuming that it is a fermented fish 
>sauce as murri is a fermented barley sauce.  While this may be a reasonable 
>assumption, there is, to my knowledge, no solid evidence to incontrovertably 
>support the idea.

Cripes, I _had_ to look it up.  I could only find one reference to "fish 

>I don't remember seeing references to fish murri outside of the Anonymous 
>Andalusian Cookbook, which may mean that the Andalusian Arabs took  Spanish 
>garum into their cooking.  I will add that my knowledge of Arab cuisine is 
>limited, so someone else may have better information.
Sounds like a possibility :-)

Adele de Maisieres

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