Meat Dishes

Honey and Mustard Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp dill seed, roast and ground
  • Pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp each of:
  • white wine vinegar
  • sapa
  • garum
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 desert sp whole grain mustard
  • Defrutum to taste

Method: 

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, add chicken, cover and leave to marinate for a couple of hours.
  • Cook in a large pan until chicken is well done.
  •  Alternatively: Substitute roast chicken for raw breast and serve with sauce as a dipping sauce.
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Marinated Rabbit

 Ingredients:

  • 3lb kg rabbit, cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp savory
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 ptml chicken stock
  •  Sauce:
  •   ½ glass white wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g chopped dates or raisins

 Method:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and cover. Marinate for about 8 hours in a cool place.
  •   Add meat and marinade to cooking pan and add sauce ingredients.
  •   Cook for about 1 hour until meat is tender.

 

Meatballs

 This recipe is a bit ad hoc but uses Roman ingredients – experiment!

Ingredients:

  •  1lb minced meat (lamb is good but anything works)
  • Handful of bread crumbs
  • 5-6 juniper berries
  • 5-6 black pepper corns
  • A few coriander leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida powder
  • Pinch of saffron (if you are expecting high status guests)
  • Splash of garum

 Method:

  • Put the ingredients except the meat and the garum into a blender and blend until the juniper berries are well mashed.
  • Add meat and garum. Blend until well mixed.
  • On a floured board, make into balls using about a dessert spoonful at a time.
  • Fry in hot olive oil.
  • Serve with sauce of your choice, a rich red wine sauce with oil, vinegar, honey pepper, savory and garum is good.

 As a vegetarian alternative try this:

Cheese and Pine Nut Rissoles

 Ingredients:

  • 4oz goats cheese grated
  • 4oz pine nuts crushed
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Vinegar
  • Garum
  • Peppercorns

 Method:

  • Mix together cheese and pine nuts
  •   Add bread crumbs and other ingredients and mix until the ingredients hold together.
  •   Form into balls about dessert spoon size.
  •   Fry in hot oil and serve with sauce