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To Boile A tench.

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 Tench.. SEeth your Tench with a litle water & a good deale of vineger, whe[n] it is sodden lay it in a faire dish, take out all the bones and put a litle Saffron in your broth with a little salte, and put the same broth vpon your tench, and cast a little fine pepper vpon it while it is hot, and so let your tench stand til it be on a gelly, and when you do serue it, take an Onion & Persely chopped fine, and cast it vpon your Tench, and so serue it.


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