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Barbel in Sauce
Basic fish

Time: Altogether 1 hour.

Sufficient for 4 persons.

Seasonable from September to November.

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pint of port wine
  2. a saltspoonful of salt
  3. 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar
  4. 2 sliced onions
  5. a faggot of sweet herbs
  6. nutmeg to taste,
  7. mace to taste
  8. the juice of a lemo
  9. 2 anchovies
  10. 1 or 2 barbels, according to size

Directions
  1. Boil the barbels in salt and water till done
  2. Pour off some of the water
  3. To the remainder, put the ingredients mentioned above
  4. Simmer gently for 1/2 hour, or rather more, and strain
  5. Put in the fish; heat it gradually; but do not let it boil, or it will be broken

Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)


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