To dyght A crabe
PERIOD: England, late 15th c. | SOURCE: MS Pepys 1047 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: Crab meat dressed in its own shell.
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Transcription of original receipt:
To dyght (31.1) A crabe
Take owte all yn the Crabe and lay hit yn a lityll vyneAgyr take And put A litell rede Wyne ther to and streyne all throwgh A streynner take pouder of gynger synamome and sugure and menge hem all togeder And put hym yn the shell And set hit on the fyre tyll he boyll and when hit ys boyled take hit of and cast pouder of synamome and sugure A pon and serue hit furth.
To prepare (31.1) a crab.
Take out all in the crab and lay it in a little vinegar. Take and put a little red wine thereto and strain all through a strainer. Take powder of ginger, cinnamon, and sugar and mix all together. And put him in the shell. And set it on the fire til he boils and when it is boiled take it off and cast powder of cinnamon and sugar upon and serve it forth.
(31.1) dyght - prepare. See Hieatt, Curye on Inglisch, p. 184.
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