Garlic - Allium sativum

Medieval recipes

Boiled Garlic

Ingredients

250 ml water
cloves of 6 bulbs of garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons butter or oil
⅛ teaspoon saffron
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
pinch mace
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley to garnish

Method

Bring the water to the boil.
Add garlic cloves, butter or oil, saffron, salt, cinnamon and mace.
Simmer for about 7 minutes until the garlic is easily pierced with a fork.
Drain and serve garnished with parsley.

Salat (salad)

Ingredients

Parsley
Sage
Garlic
Spring onions
Onions
Leeks
Borage
Mint
Fennel
Watercress
Rue
Rosemary
Purslane
Olive oil
White wine vinegar

Method

Shred the greens.
Finely mince the garlic, leeks and onions.
Mix 3 parts oil with one part vinegar to form a dressing.
Place the salad ingredients in a bowl and pour over the dressing.
Add salt to taste.