To bake a Carp with Oysters

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The Accomplisht Cook

By Robert May

Published 1660

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Scale a carp, scrape off the slime, and bone it; then cut it into large dice-work, as also the milt being parboil’d; then have some great oysters, parboil’d, mingle them with the bits of carp, and season them together with beaten pepper, salt, nutmeg, cloves, mace, grapes, gooseberries, or barberries, blanched chesnuts, and pistaches, season them lightly, then put in the bottom of the pie a good big onion or two whole, fill the pye, and lay upon it some large mace and butter, close it up and bake it, being baked liquor it with white wine, and sweet butter, or beaten butter only.