[Sca-cooks] Lamb's Tongue

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Oct 8 16:09:49 PDT 2008

Lucrezia asked:
<<< So does anyone have a Lamb's Tongue recipe
they recommend? Period recipe would be nice, but am quite happy to give
modern a whirl too. >>>

Well, doing search on 'lamb's tongue" in the Florilegium turns up  
this recipe in this file in the FEAST section:
Psge-East-Fst-art (29K)  3/21/01    A 15th century Italian feast.

{Seasoned Salad}

P IV 5

There may be likewise a seasoned salad from lettuce, borage, mint,
calamint, fennel, parsley, wild thyme, marjoram, chervil, sow-thistle,
which doctors call taraxicon, lancet, which they call lamb's tongue,
nightshade, flower of fennel, and several other aromatic herbs,
well-washed and with the water pressed out.  They need a large dish.
They ought to be sprinkled with a lot of salt and moistened with oil,
then after vinegar has been poured over and when they have sat for a
little while, their wild toughness demands eating and chewing well with
the teeth.  This dish requires more oil and less vinegar {medicinal
advise omitted}."

Uh, not what you really wanted? :-).  Well, that's all on lamb's  
tongues that i have, unfortunately.  Doing a search on just "tongue"  
does turn up some recipes using animals other than lambs.  Perhaps  
some of those would work with lamb's tongues.

The there are also the "tongue in cheek"  items, but I doubt those  
are what you are looking for, either.

The above recipe mentions "nightshade".  From previous discussions on  
tomatoes, I thought nightshade was poisonous.  Are the leaves not the  
poisonous part? Or perhaps we have a mis-translation here?

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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