Time: After the water boils, 7 minutes for a middling-sized sole.

_Seasonable_ at any time.

Sufficien: 1 middling-sized sole for 2 persons.

  1. soles
  2. 1/4 lb. salt
  3. 1 gallon of water
  4. parsley
  5. lemon
  • Cleanse and wash the fish carefully, cut off the fins, but do not skin it
  • Lay it in a fish-kettle, with sufficient cold water to cover it, salted in the above proportion
  • Let it gradually come to a boil, and keep it simmering for a few minutes, according to the size of the fish
  • Dish it on a hot napkin after well draining it
  • Garnish with parsley and cut lemon

  • Shrimp sauce, or lobster sauce, and plain melted butter, are usually sent to table with this dish.

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

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