To souce Oysters to serve hot or cold


Take a gallon of great oysters ready opened, parboil them in their own liquor, and being well parboil’d, put them into a cullender, and save the liquor; then wash the oysters in warm water from the grounds & grit, set them by, and make a pickle for them with a pint of white-wine, & half a pint of wine vinegar, put it in a pipkin with some large mace, slic’t nutmegs, slic’t ginger, whole pepper, three or four cloves, and some salt, give it four or five warms and put in the oysters into the warm pickle with two slic’t lemons, and lemon-Peels; cover the pipkin close to keep in the spirits, spices, and liquor.