To Boil a Cod’s Head

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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Set a Fish-Kettle on the Fire with Water enough to boil it, a good Handful of Salt, a Pint of Vinegar, a Bundle of Sweet Herbs, and a Piece of Horse-reddish. Let it boil a quarter of an Hour, then put in the Head; and when you are sure it is enough, lift up the Fish-plate, with the Fish on it, set it across the Kettle to drain, then lay it in your Dish, lay the Liver on one Side. Garnish with Lemon and Horse-reddish scraped; melt some Butter, with a little of the Fish-liquor, an Anchovy, Oysters, or Shrimps, or just what you fancy.