To Dress a Cod’s Head and Shoulders

Scots Fashion

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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(Meg Dods’s Recipe)


  • cod
  • lobster
  • oyster
  • eggs
  • bread-crumbs
  • lemon


This was a great affair in its day. It is still a formidable, nay, even a respectable-looking dish, with a kind of bulky magnificence which appears imposing at the head of a long board. Have a quart of good stock ready for the sauce, made of beef or veal, seasoned with onion, carrot, and turnip. Rub the fish with salt over night, taking off the scales, but do not wash it. When to be dressed was