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To Boile A pike Another. Way.


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 boile a pike another. way.. TAke your Pike and pull out all hys guttes, and doo not splette your Pyke, but cut of his head whole, and cut his body in three or foure péeces, and so let him be boiled in wine, Water, and Salte, to the quantitie of a pottell, then take a pinte of wine, and a ladlefull or two of the Pikes broth and put these together into an earthen pot, with two dishes of butter, and thrée or foure Orenges sliced, small Raisons and suger, Time and rosemary, slipped, and then put in the effect of the Pike in the same broth, and so let them boile together and when you be ready to serue, lay your Pike vpon soppes, and put your broth vpon it, seasoning it with whole sinamon and mace, and a Nutmeg beaten, and so serue it foorth.

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