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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 and splet your Pike through the back and take out the refect, so done, put your Pike into a pan of water with Rosemary, let it seeth till it be boiled, the[n] take your refecte with a litle wine & verdiuice with two dishes of butter, put these in a platter, setting it on a chafing dishe of Coles, and there let it voile, seasoning it with whole mace, this done, take vp your Pike, laying him vpon sops in a platter, then take your refecte and his broth and cast vpon it, and so serue it forth with salt.


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