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Crab Sauce
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Mashed crab with butter, hot. A sauce for fish (Mrs.B)

Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

CRAB SAUCE FOR FISH (equal to Lobster Sauce).
396. INGREDIENTS: 1 crab; salt, pounded mace, and cayenne to taste;½ pint of melted butter made with milk (see No. 380).
Mode: Choose a nice fresh crab, pick all the meat away from the shell, and cut it into small square pieces. Make½ pint of melted butter by recipe No. 380, put in the fish and seasoning; let it gradually warm through, and simmer for 2 minutes. It should not boil.
Average cost: 1s. 2d.

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