Forme of Cury, c. 1390
Take funges, and pare hem clene and dyce hem. Take leke, and
shred hym small and do hym to seeth in gode broth. Color it with
safron, and do there-inne powder-fort.
The Modern Version:
8 small leeks, sliced into rings and carefully washed (white
1 1/2 lbs mushrooms, quartered
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1/2 tsp brown sugar
pinch of saffron threads
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and saute the leeks for
a few minutes until they begin to wilt. Add the mushrooms and
toss to coat. Combine the stock, sugar, saffron, and ginger, and
pour over the vegetables. Simmer for about 2 minutes. While the
dish is simmering, melt the remaining butter in a small skillet
and add the flour; cook until thickened and a golden brown. Add
this roux to the vegetables, and continue to cook until the liquid
has thickened slightly and the vegetables are evenly glazed. Add
salt and pepper to taste.
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