Sutton Hoo Chicken Stew

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  • #16106

    ScottFM
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    Has anyone tried to make the chicken stew from Sutton Hoo as listed in the recipe from the British Museum? http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/childrens_online_tours/sutton_hoo/sutton_hoo.aspxJust curious how it turned out and if anyone knows some good source for recipes for food of that era?

  • #19813

    Richard Lyle
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    I make a chicken casserole with leeks and pearl barley. I use lemon thyme and oregano instead of sage but it's more or less the same. It turns out very well. I serve it with mashed potatoes because I love mashed potatoes.

  • #19814

    ScottFM
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    I can see the mashed potatoes as being a good thing too. I made this today. It was great. I had several sprigs of fresh thyme around so I too used it instead of the sage. Turned out great. Served with some fresh asparagus that I picked up at the market. Very rich, savory and filling. It is going to be one of the things I keep in my menu rotation. I would say that one should use whole chicken with the bones. You want the flavor from them in the broth. Using skinless chicken breasts would be very bland. I also used some low sodium/fat chicken stock instead of the water.

  • #19815

    Richard Lyle
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    Make your own stock with the bones of the previous chicken you consumed. You then know exactly how much salt is in your stock because you've added it yourself. Put the carcase into a pot with a peeled onion, a couple of chopped carrots and a stalk of celery, cover the lot with water, season, bring to a boil and simmer for a bit. You can add a bouquet garni or whatever herbs you have lying around. Tarragon works well with chicken but is quite overpowering. Check the seasoning partway through cooking. Job's a good 'un.

  • #19816

    ScottFM
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    If anyone wants to try other recipes of the Anglo-Saxon era I found a few more here: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/historical/med-anglosaxon-coll.htmlSome look pretty interesting. There is one that is similar to the chicken stew, but with other meats and there are several fish dishes as well, even a desert.

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