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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Carp Marinated.

Take a Carp, scale it, and scrape off the slime, wipe it clean with a dry Cloth, and split it down the back, stowre it, and fry it in sweet Salletoyl, or clarified butter; being fried crisp, lay it in a deep Dish, or Earthen-pan, then take some white Claret-wine, white-wine- Vinegar, and put it into a broad-mouth'd Pipkin, with Rosemary, Time, sweet Marjoram, Parsley, Winter-Savory, Bay-leaves, Sorrel and Sage, a like quantity of each, with some large Mace, sliced Ginger gross Pepper, sliced Nutmeg, whole Cloves and Salt, with as much Wine and Vinegar as will cover the Fish; boil all these together a little while, and then pour it on the Fish hot, and cover it close to detain the spirits from evaporating for an hours space and then lay on your Lemon with Orange-peel. Thus you may marinate Soles, Plaice, or any other whether Sea or fresh-water Fish; if you barrel or pack it up close, it will be as good, and keep as long as Sturgeon.