To Boil Sturgeon

Method

Clean your Sturgeon, and prepare as much Liquor as will just boil it. To two Quarts of Water a Pint of Vinegar, a Stick of Horse- red dish, two or three Bits of Lemon-peel, some whole Pepper, a Bay-leaf or two, and a small Handful of Salt. Boil your Fish in this, and serve it with the following Sauce: Melt a Pound of Butter, dissolve an Anchovy in it, put in a Blade or two of Mace, bruise the Body of a Crab in the Butter, a few Shrimps or Crawfish, a little Ketchup, a little Lemon-juice, give it a boil, drain your Fish well, and lay it in your Dish. Garnish with fry’d Oysters, sliced Lemon, and scraped Horse-reddish; pour your Sauce into Boats or Basons.--So you may fry it, ragoo it, or bake it.

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