The blanc-manger is on of the oldest dishes that exist. It was already popular in Middle-Age and was present as an entremet (litt : “between dishes item”) in all big meals. Most people know the dessert version.
Back then, it was not a dessert, not necessarily sweet nor salty. Pomegranate was often a topping.
Look at inside this one… Can you see ? It’s fish. It is filled with cod.
It is made of rice, milk, almonds, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, pink pepper, honey and salt… And it’s good !