A Dauce Egre (Sweet and Sour Fish)

A Dauce Egre (Sweet and Sour Fish)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 391.7
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 166.2 mg
  • Sodium: 215.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 64.0 g

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Salmon in a sweet and sour sauce Salmon in a sweet and sour sauce
Number of Servings: 4


    * Fresh fish, either whole or in fillets (see note below), enough to feed 3-4 people
    * olive oil
    * 2 cups red wine vinegar
    * 1/3 cup sugar (approx.)
    * 1 medium sized onion, minced
    * 1/2 tsp. each mace & cloves (If you can't find mace, use cinnamon)
    * 1 tsp. ground cubeb or black pepper


Makes 4 Fillets, and almost a cup of extra sauce.
This is a VERY STRONG sauce.

Poach the fish until just done; remove from water and allow to drain well. In a sauce pan, combine the red wine vinegar, sugar, onions & spices. Taste for sweetness and flavor and adjust accordingly - you are making a sweet and sour sauce, so try to attain a proper balance between vinegar & sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until the onions are thoroughly soft. In a frying pan, heat a little olive oil. Fry the fish on both sides in the hot oil until a crispy light brown. Remove from the oil and drain. Place the fish in a serving platter and ladle the sauce on top.

The fish needs to be fresh and either whole (but cleaned & gutted), in fillets, or in "steaks."
Haddock will almost certainly be easier for most to people to find than "luces or tenches," but feel free to use any fish available to you.

(Original receipt)
17. A dauce egre. Tak luces or tenches or fresch haddok, & seth hem & frye hem in oyle doliue. & žan tak vynegre & že thridde part sugre & onyounnes smal myced, & boyle alle togedere, & maces & clowes & quybibes. & ley že fisch in disches & hyld že sew aboue & serue it forth.
- Hieatt, Constance B. and Sharon Butler. Curye on Inglish: English Culinary Manuscripts of the Fourteenth-Century (Including the Forme of Cury). New York: for The Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 1985


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WEYRCAT.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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