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Time: 1 minute to simmer.

Sufficient to serve with a skate, or 2 or 3 slices of salmon.

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pint of melted butter
  2. 3 dessertspoonfuls of capers
  3. 1 dessertspoonful of their liquor
  4. a small piece of glaze, if at hand (this may be dispensed with)
  5. 1/4 teaspoonful of salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoonful of pepper
  7. 1 tablespoonful of anchovy essence
Directions
  • Cut the capers across once or twice, but do not chop them fine
  • Put them in a saucepan with 1/2 pint of good melted butter
  • Add all the other ingredients
  • Keep stirring the whole until it just simmers, when it is ready to serve


  • Used by:
    Shad, Dressed
    Skate with Caper Sauce
    Skate, Boiled
    Skate, Crimped
    Whiting, Boiled

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

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