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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 Roasted.

Take a Pike; scour off the slime, and take out the Entrails, lard the back with pickled Herring, (you must have a sharp bodkin to make the holes to lard it) then take some large Oysters and Claret-wine; season the Oysters with Pepper and Nutmeg, stuff the Belly with the Oysters, and intermix the stuffing with Rosemary, Time, Winter-favory, sweet Marjoram, a little Onion and Garlick, sow these in the belly of the Pike; then take two slicks about the breadth | | 149 of a lath, and with packthread tye the Pike to the Spit, tye also along the side of the Pike which is not defended with the Spit, Rosemary and Bays; baste the Pike with Butter and Claret-wine; when it is roasted, rip up the Belly, and take out the Herbs quite away, boil up the Gravy with Butter, and dish it up.