Aulx camelins pour Raye

French Garlic Cinnamon Sauce

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Le Ménagier de Paris, a 14th century French manuscript; and Le Viandier de Taillevent, a 14th century collection of French recipes.

Garlic Cinnamon Sauce

The Original Recipe from Le Menagier De Paris:

Aulx camelins pour Raye. Broyez gingembre, aulx et croustes de pain blanc trempées en vinaigre; ou pain ars, et deffaites de vinaigre; et se vous y mettez du foye il en vauldroit mieulx.

An English Translation

Garlic cameline for Ray [fish]. Grind ginger, garlic and white bread crumbs soaked in vinegar; or toasted bread, and soaked with vinegar; and if you put in there liver it is much better.

My Interpretation:

1 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, mashed or pressed
1 slice bread, toasted and rolled to fine crumbs
¼ cup vinegar
chicken liver, cooked and ground (optional) salt to taste

Grind the ginger, garlic, and breadcrumbs together.

Warm the vinegar in a small saucepan and add the bread crumb mixture; stir or whisk until everything blends together and begins to thicken. If it seems too dry, add a little more vinegar or water. Serve hot with the fish or chicken.

Works Referenced: 

"Le Menagier De Paris." David D. Friedman's Home Page. Trans. Janet Hinson. Ed. Jerome Pichon, David D. Friedman, and Elizabeth Cook. David D. Friedman. Web. 12 Sept. 2011. http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Medieval/Cookbooks/Menagier/Menagier.html. English translation of Le Menagier de Pris, a French household management manuscript dating from the late 14th century.

Albertano, Jean Bruyant, and Renault. Le Ménagier De Paris: Traité De Morale Et D'économie Domestique Composé Vers 1393. Vol. 2. Paris: Impr. De Crapelet, 1846. Le Ménagier De Paris: Traité De Morale Et D'économie Domestique Composé Vers 1393, Volume 2. Google Books, 15 Feb. 2007. Web. 22 Sept. 2017. <https://books.google.com/books?id=KY4GAAAAQAAJ>. 

"Full Text of "Le Ménagier De Paris: Traité De Morale Et D'économie Domestique Composé Vers 1393"." Full Text of "Le Ménagier De Paris: Traité De Morale Et D'économie Domestique Composé Vers 1393". Ed. Albertano, Jean Bruyant, and Renault. Impr. De Crapelet, 15 Feb. 2007. Web. 23 Sept. 2017. <http://www.archive.org/stream/lemnagierdepari01renagoog/lemnagierdepari01renagoog_djvu.txt>.