Mock Turtle

Mrs. Shaw, of Cheshunt, 17th Century

This is one of the Mayo family recipes sent by Mr. H. Mayo Leman, of Nottingham.


  1. Take of lean mutton sufficient to make 3 pints of strong broth.
  2. When cold take off the fat.
  3. Then put in an anchovy chopt fine.
  4. An onion chopt fine, the rind of half a lemon chopt fine, with the juice infused in a little thyme.
  5. One dozen oysters if in season.
  6. Half a teaspoonful of chian (cayenne) pepper.
  7. Half a pint of Madeira wine and a little grated nutmeg.