To stew a Loin, Rack, or any Joynt of Mutton otherways

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The Accomplisht Cook

By Robert May

Published 1660

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Chop a loin into steaks, lay it in a deep dish or stewing pan, and put to it half a pint of claret, and as much water, salt, and pepper, three or four whole onions, a faggot of sweet herbs bound up hard, and some large mace, cover them close, and stew them leisurely the space of two hours, turn them now & then, and serve them on sippets.

Otherways for change, being half boiled, put to them some sweet herbs chopped, give them a walm, and serve them on sippets with scalded gooseberies, barberries, grapes, or lemon.

Sometimes for variety put Raisins, Prunes, Currans, Dates, and serve them with slic’t lemon, beaten butter.

Othertimes you may alter the spices, and put nutmeg, cloves, ginger, &c.

Sometimes to the first plain way put capers, pickled cucumbers, samphire, &c.