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To Seeth A pike.

This is an excerpt from The Second part of the good Hus-wiues Iewell
(England, 1597)
The original source can be found at the University of Michigan's "Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse"

To seeth a pike.. FIrst seeth the Pike in water and salte, with Rosemarie, Parsely and Tyme, then take the best of the broth and put into a litle pot, then put therto the ruffilt of the pyke, small Raisons, whole Mace, whole pepper, twelue or thirtéen Dates: a good peece of Butter, a goblet of white wine, and a litle yeast, and whe[n] they haue boyled a good while, put in a little vineger, suger and Ginger, so serue the pyke with the Ruffilt, and broth vpon soppes.


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