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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 Souc'd.

Draw and wash it clean from the blood and slime, then boil it in fair Water and Salt; when the liquor boils, put it to it, and boil it leisurely and simpering, season it favourily of the Salt, boil it not too much, nor in more water than will just cover it: If you intend to keep it long, put as much White-wine as Water, of both as much as will cover the Fish, some Wine-vinegar, sliced Ginger, large Mace, Cloves, and some Salt; when it boils put in the Fish, Spices, and some Lemon-peel, boil it up quick, and not too much, then take it up in a Tray, and boil down the liquor to a Jelly; lay some sliced Lemon on it, pour on-the liquor, and cover it up close; when you serve it in Jelly, melt some of the Jelly, and run it over therewith; garnish your Dish with Barberries and sliced Lemon.