I did these two sauces together as they differ by only one ingredient… garlic. Both are sweet, sour, and thick. Both give a nice mild spice that would be lovely on roasted pork or poultry.
Here are the original recipes…
Saulce non boullie dicte cameline. Canelle, gingembre, clou et graine et pain passé harlé bien noir, deffait de vergus vin et vinaigre.
Aux camelins se font pareillement, mais il y fault des aux poignant le vinaigre.
The translations are al follows…
Unboiled sauce called Cameline. Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, grains of paradise, darkly toasted bread, sieved, distempered with verjuice, wine and vinegar.
Cameline Garlic Sauce is similarly made, but needs garlic buds cutting through the vinegar.
Here is how I made the sauces…
I gathered the spices, wine, vinegar and verjuice along with sliced and dark toasted bread for the Cameline sauce and the garlic for the Cameline Garlic Sauce.
I chose a sweet white wine for the sauces to keep the acid from overpowering the other tastes. White wine vinegar was used to compliment the chosen wine and because red wine vinegar would have darkened the color of the sauces.
Because the two sauces are the same except for the addition of garlic to the second I followed the recipe for making the cameline sauce and then split it in two and added the garlic to half of the sauce.
I crumbled the toasted bread and left it to soak in the wine, vinegar and verjuice. Once it was well soaked and soft I pressed it through a sieve. To the bread and liquid I added the ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and grains of paradise. This made the Cameline sauce.
I split it into two bowls and added finely chopped garlic to one of the bowls.
I left each sauce in it’s bowl for about half an hour to let the flavors blend together. I stirred each sauce every five minutes to make sure the spices and garlic were well distributed while the sauces rested.
The Cameline Sauce was sweet, sour and mild. it would pair nicely with pork or chicken. The Cameline Garlic Sauce was a surprize. After tasting the first sauce I was prepared to not enjoy the addition of garlic to the Cameline sauce. It was very good. The garlic added just enough of a bite without overpowering the spices. The Cameline Garlic Sauce would be nice on pork, lamb or dark meat from poultry.
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