Another Pea or Bean Recipe (Chickpeas)

Original:
Aliter pisam sive fabam: despumatam subtrito lasare Parthico, liquamen et caroeno condies. Oleum modice superfundis et inferes.

[Apicius 5.3.7]

Translation:
when they have been skimmed, season them with finely ground Parthian laser, liquamen and caroenum. Pour on a little oil and serve.

[Grocock and Grainger]

Ingredients:
Chickpeas
2 Tbsp Liquamen Fish Sauce
½ tsp Laser (Asafoetida)
Caroenum (Grape Must Syrup) Reduced Wine and Honey
Olive Oil

Interpretation:
Boil Chickpeas in Water then drain. Add Caroenum, Asafoetida, and Fish Sauce and mix together over heat. Drizzle with Olive Oil when served.

Notes:
Caroenum – Syrup made from Grape Must. To substitute, I reduced Wine by 1/3 and added Honey.

Bibliography:
Apicius: A Critical Edition with an Introduction and English Translation, Grocock, Christopher and Grainger, Sally, Recipe 5.3.7, pg.213, Prospect Books, 2006. 

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