[Sca-cooks] Sauces for Caerthe's (in the Outlands) 12th night feast

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Jan 1 16:22:38 PST 2008

Gwen Cat asked:
<<< Anyone have some tried and true recipes for sauces
they would share?  Feast is not large (in the overall
SCA sceme of sizes anyhow ;-) about 150 diners, and it
is this Saturday (Jan 5.) YIKES! >>>

How about a Mustard?
Mustard-art        (5K)  9/14/00    "Mustard" by Ld. Daniel le Vascon  
du Navarre
Mustard-Making-art (36K) 12/ 7/03    "Making Medieval-Style Mustards"  
by Pani
                                        Jadwiga Zajaczkowa.
mustard-msg      (134K)  6/11/06    Mustard seed in period. sauces.  

Or here are a bunch of different sauces, many with tested, reviewed  
sauces-msg       (164K)  5/15/06    Period sauces. Sauce recipes.

You mentioned you didn't like cinnamon, but I'm mentioning this one  
just in case others here might be interested:
camelne-sauce-msg (26K)  8/22/04    Sauces w. cinnamon as a major  

All of these are in the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section of the Florilegium.

Doing a search on "orange" in the sauces-msg file turns up several  
<<<Roast Chicken.  To prepare roast chicken, you must roast it; and  
when it is
cooked, take orange juice or verjuice with rosewater, sugar and  
cinnamon and
place the chicken on a platter; and pour this mixture over it and  
send it to
table.  (Maestro Martino, Libro de Atre Coquinaria, no 127)

Redon's redaction of the sauce is:

juice of 3 bitter oranges (sevilles) OR 10 tablespoons verjuice plus 1
tablespoon rose water
1/2 tea sugar
1 pinch ground cinnamon
salt to taste

Drake's Variation:  Instead of pouring this over the meat, we heat it
separately and thicken with cornflour.  Presto - Gravy for Coeliac  
to gluten) people.

Meliora - from Polit. >>>

<<< There's a 16th c. recipe for Seville Orange Juice Sauce, in Marx
Rumpolt's Ein New Kochbuch, that calls for the fresh juice of
Sauerpomeranzen (Seville oranges), sugar, and cinnamon, uncooked. I'd
like to serve it with roast pork legs at the Boar Hunt Feast.
However, fresh Seville Oranges are hard to find any time of year. I
have seen them at a local market, but they are only briefly
available, and aren't around now.

Anyone have any idea what i can use instead?

I have thought of:
diluted strained orange marmalade (since it's made of Seville oranges)
fresh orange juice and fresh grapefruit juice mixed
fresh orange juice in which orange peels have been soaked

Thanks for any suggestions,
Anahita >>>

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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