Time: 1-1/4 hour.

Sufficient for 1 or 2 persons.

  1. 1 carp
  2. salt
  3. Stock (Medium)
  4. 2 onions, sliced
  5. 6 cloves
  6. 12 peppercorns
  7. 1 blade of mace
  8. 1/4 pint of port wine
  9. juice of 1/2 lemon
  10. cayenne to taste
  11. salt to taste
  12. 1 faggot of savoury herbs
  • Scale the fish, clean it nicely, and, if very large, divide it
  • Lay it in the stewpan, after having rubbed a little salt on it, and put in sufficient stock to cover it
  • Add the herbs, onions, and spices
  • Stew gently for 1 hour, or rather more, should it be very large
  • Dish up the fish with great care
  • Strain the liquor, and add to it the port wine, lemon-juice, and cayenne
  • Give one boil, pour it over the fish, and serve

  • Note: This fish can be boiled plain, and served with parsley and butter. Chub and Char may be cooked in the same manner as the above, as also Dace and Roach.

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

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