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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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Pike boiled.

Take your Pike and wash it clean, then truss it whole, round, with the tail in his mouth, and his back scorehed, or cut it in three pieces, and divide the middle-piece into two; then boil it in Water, Salt, and Vinegar, put it not in till the liquor boil, and then make it boil apace, and that will crisp your Pike; but afterwards softly. For the Sauce, put into a Pipkin a pint of White-wine, sliced Ginger, Mace, Dates quartered, a pint of large Oysters with their liquor, a little inegar and Salt; boil them a quarter of an hour, then mince a few sweet Herbs and Parsley, stew them till half the liquor be consumed; the Pike being boiled, dish it, and garnish the Dish with grated White-bread, or Ginger fine beaten, then beat up the Sauce with half a pound of Butter, minced Lemon or Orange, and pour it on the Pike with Sippets.