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Spiced Fish

Fish
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Salmon soaked in vinegar and wine, then poached with cloves, cinnamon and mace. "You may doe Carps, Eeles, Trouts, &c. this way, alter the tast to your mind." (WM 1658)


Original Receipt in WM 1658;

An excellent way of dressing Fish.
Take a piece of fresh Salmon, and wash it clean in a little Vinegar and Water, and let it lye a while in it, in a great Pipkin with a cover, and put to it six spoonfuls of Water and four of Vinegar, as much of white wine, a good deale of Salt, a bundle of sweet Herbs, a little whole Spice, a few Cloves, a little stick of Cinamon, a little Mace, take up all these in a Pipkin close, and set in a Kettle of seething Water and there let it stew three hours, You may doe Carps, Eeles, Trouts, &c. this way, alter the tast to your mind.




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