Re: Apicius 8,6,4 --the use of garum
- Hi Cateline
Hmm...I am not exactly sure wich sort of thai fish sauce I used....it
was what I could find in my local oriental shop....was a bit stressed
As for the amount of garum used..must admit that I was abit
"unscitific" there..I mixed oil and garum and tasted it...when it was
salty enough without the garum being predominant..
I chosed to bake it, with a mixture of oil and fishsauce spread over
the lamb steak, in a cast iron pot..actualy chosed to use an ovenproof
clay pot "R�mertopf"..but it had been misplaced by a friend so I had
to settle with what we had.
After about an hour I removed it from the pot cut deeply into it
instead of cutting it to pieces ...following my swedish translation
of the recipe...over it I poured the mixture of fishsauce, oil, pepper
and asafoetida ( again just mixed it until it got what I thought was
a proper taste, )...another perhasps twenty minutes in the
oven...took it out and served it saved some of the mixture to be
poured over the ready lamb...let the guests chose to do so themself
Was quite nice ...