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Salmi of Duck or Game

Ingredients

  • game
  • 1 tablespoonful of butter
  • 1/2 pound of bacon or salt pork
  • 1 tablespoonful of chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoonful of chopped carrot
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 1 saltspoonful of salt
  • 1 saltspoonful of thyme
  • 1 saltspoonful of sage
  • 1 tablespoonful of flour
  • 2 cupfuls of stock
  • 1/4 cupful of Madeira

Instructions

Cut the game into neat pieces; put them in the oven for five minutes to start the juices. Put in a saucepan the butter, bacon or salt pork cut into dice, onion, carrot, peppercorns, salt, thyme, sage, and any coarse pieces of the game. Cover with a greased paper and let cook to a glaze; then add the flour, and let it brown; then the stock; simmer for thirty minutes; strain; add the Madeira and the pieces of game; cover and let simmer another thirty minutes.

This dish needs long, slow cooking and careful watching. Garnish with croutons and truffles.

The truffles should be added to the salmi a few minutes before it is removed from the fire. If cooked game is used for the salmi, simmer for ten minutes only after the pieces are added to the sauce.

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Source

The Century Cook Book (1901).


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