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Oysters in Bastard Gravy
Fish - Shellfish

Oysters in a sauce of ginger, sugar, saffron, pepper and salt (Austin 1440).

Original Receipt in the 15th Century 'Austin Manuscripts' (Austin 1440)

Oystrys in grauy bastard. Take grete Oystrys, an schale them; an take the water of the Oystrys, & ale, an bread y-straynid, an the water also, an put it on a pot, an ginger, sugar, Saffron, powder pepper, and Salt, an let it boil well; then put yn the Oystrys thereto, and dresse it forth.

See: Bastard Gravy

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