Cut any firm-fleshed fish into small pieces, dredge with seasoned flour, and fry brown in butter. Cover with boiling water to which half a cupful of vinegar has been added. Add a chopped onion, two tablespoonfuls of olive-oil, and a teaspoonful each of ground mace, cloves, and allspice. Simmer for an hour and serve very hot.
Pound cold cooked flaked fish to a paste, seasoning highly with salt, mustard, red and black pepper. Add melted butter to moisten, pack closely in small stone jars or cups and steam for half an hour. Cover with melted butter and keep in a cool place until ready to use.
Cut the fish into convenient pieces for serving. For every six pounds of fish allow one-fourth cupful each of salt, black pepper, and stick cinnamon, one-eighth cupful of allspice and one teaspoonful of clove. Put a layer of the fish in the bottom of an earthen pot, dredge with flour, sprinkle with spices, dot with butter, and continue until the dish is full. Fill the jar with equal parts of vinegar and water, cover tightly, and bake for five hours in a slow oven. Serve cold.
Clean, skin, split, bone, and cut in small pieces three shad or half a dozen small mackerel. Pack in layers in a small stone jar, sprinkling each layer with salt, cayenne, and whole spices. Cover with vinegar, close the jar tightly, and bake for five or six hours in a slow oven. Let stand for two or three days before using All the small bones will be dissolved.
Take two cupfuls of cold cooked flaked fish and put into the chafing dish with two tablespoonfuls of butter, one cupful of crumbs, salt and pepper to season, and one egg beaten smooth with half a cupful of cream. Simmer for five or six minutes.
Reheat one cupful of cooked flaked fish and one cupful of cooked macaroni in butter.
Prepare a Cream Sauce, using for liquid equal parts of cream and fish stock. Add cold cooked flaked fish which has been seasoned with salt, pepper, oil, and lemon-juice. Reheat, season with anchovy paste and minced parsley, and serve.
Allow one cupful of Egg Sauce and four cupfuls of mashed potato to each two cupfuls of cold cooked flaked fish. Put a layer of potato in a baking-dish, lay the fish upon it, add the sauce, cover with potato, spread with melted butter, and brown in the oven.
Brown a tablespoonful of flour in butter, add two cupfuls of milk, and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne, ginger, and mace. Reheat cold cooked flaked fish in the sauce.
Reheat one and one-half cupfuls of stewed and strained tomatoes, seasoning with salt and pepper. Warm cold cooked flaked fish in the sauce, take from the fire, add the yolk of an egg beaten with a little cold water, and serve. The fish may be put on a serving-dish and the sauce poured over it if desired.