A recipe used by (or I should probably say on
) American sailors and soldiers in the 19th century. It probably used salt junk
(hardened salted beef) and hard-tack
as its primary ingredients, but I am unable to find a historical recipe, even in Patrick O'Brian
's nautical historical cookbook Lobscouse & Spotted Dog
is an adulturation of "slime" and gullion
meant either stomache-ache or cess-pool, depending on your source.
It is referred to in "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana, which recounts a trading mission from Boston to California and back around 1836.