To make dogfish pie
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ouverture de Cuisine (France, 1604 - Daniel Myers, trans.), entitled "To make dogfish pie". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
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To make dogfish pie. Take a piece of dogfish, four fingers in size, & put it to boil for an hour, & remove the skin close, then put it full of cloves of gillyflowers, & put it into the pie some salt & mint, & chopped marjoram: when the pie is well cooked take some toasted bread, & make a pepper thereon, & put therein nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves of gillyflowers, that the sauce will be very thick, & cast on the pie when it is cooked.

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To make dogfish pot pies. Take the meat of dogfish, and chop well small, then fry it in butter, and put it into a pot with a little wine & water, prunes, & currants, nutmeg, & pepper, a little sugar that is sour & sweet, & make it well boiled, & serve so. [Ouverture de Cuisine]

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