Cream Lemon Fish

Boil the sliced fish until tender, in enough water to cover, to which a lump of butter, half a cupful of vinegar, and salt and pepper have been added. Beat the yolks of two eggs and two teaspoonfuls of sugar, and add the juice of one lemon. Take the fish out of the water, and put on the platter in which it is to be served. Thicken the gravy with flour that has first been dissolved in a little water. When thick, pour two cupfuls of the gravy over the eggs and lemon, stirring all the time. When cold, add one-half cupful of cream whipped stiff, and pour over the fish.

Masked Fish

Cover the bottom of an earthen baking-dish with sliced onion, add a thick layer of sliced raw potatoes, seasoning with salt and red pepper. Cover with a layer of fish, add a layer of sliced tomatoes, cover with raw potato, and fill the bowl with stock or water in which one-half cupful of butter has been melted. Bake for two hours in a slow oven.

Stewed Fish A La Marseilles

Cook three pounds of fish with a crab in equal parts of hot water and cider, seasoning with minced garlic, parsley, and thyme, a bay-leaf, and a clove. Cook for half an hour and thicken with a tablespoonful each of butter and flour cooked together. Add the yolks of two eggs beaten with a little cold water, and salt, pepper, and lemon-juice to season. Add a green pepper chopped fine, and two pods of okra. Simmer for fifteen minutes and serve in the dish in which it is cooked.

Fish En Matelote - I

Cut any firm-fleshed fish into strips and season with salt and pepper. Parboil two sliced onions, drain, season, add a cupful of hot water and half a cupful of Sherry. Add the fish and simmer until done. Thicken with butter cooked in flour, and serve.

Fish En Matelote - II

Cut three or four kinds of fish into convenient pieces for serving, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with water and Claret in equal parts, and add parsley, thyme, and bay-leaves to season. Simmer until done. Take the fish up carefully and strain the cooking liquor. Fry a dozen or more small white onions brown in butter. Add two tablespoonfuls of flour and the liquid drained from the fish. Cook until thick, stirring constantly, and add boiling water or stock, if too thick. When the onions are done, take from the fire, season with lemon-juice, add a few cooked mushrooms, pour over the fish, and serve.

Matelote Of Fish A La Normandy

Fry brown in butter with sliced onions two pounds of fresh sliced fish, using several kinds. Add two tablespoonfuls of flour, half a dozen sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper, and lemon-juice to season, a pinch of sweet herbs, and Claret and stock in equal parts to cover. Simmer for half an hour and serve in a casserole.

Fish Mousselines

Mince enough uncooked white fish to make two cups, add one cupful of soft breadcrumbs and one-half cupful of cream. Press through a colander, season with salt, pepper, lemon-juice, a suspicion of mace, and Worcestershire Sauce. Fold in carefully the beaten whites of four eggs. Turn into buttered moulds (round bottomed ones) and steam one-half hour. Turn out on separate plates, surround with the sauce, and drop tiny balls of boiled potato in the sauce. For sauce, make a stock of the fish bones and add to it two tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour cooked together. There should be one and one-half cupfuls of stock. Add one-half cupful of cream; and, when boiling, salt, pepper, and one tablespoonful of grated horse-radish soaked in lemon-juice.