Boiled Sheepshead

Clean and salt the fish and soak in cold water for an hour. Drain, wipe dry, and cut several deep gashes across both sides. Put the fish on the drainer of the fish-kettle, pour the juice of a lemon over it, and cover with equal parts of milk and water. Add salt and pepper and minced parsley to season and simmer gently until the fish is done. Drain carefully and serve the sauce separately, thickening if desired.

Boiled Sheepshead With Oyster Sauce

Boil a prepared and cleaned fish in salted and acidulated water with a bunch of parsley, a sliced onion, and some sweet herbs. Drain, garnish with parsley, and serve with a Hol-landaise Sauce to which cooked oysters have been added.

Broiled Sheepshead

Prepare and clean a large sheepshead, score the sides deeply, and broil, seasoning with salt and pepper, and basting with oil. Melt half a cupful of butter and add to it the juice of a lemon and two tablespoonfuls of anchovy essence. Pour over the fish and serve.

Fried Fillets Of Sheepshead

Prepare and clean the fish and cut in fillets. Dip into salted milk, then in flour, then in beaten egg, then in seasoned crumbs, and fry in deep fat. Serve with any preferred sauce.

Sheepshead With Caper Sauce

Boil according to directions previously given and serve with Caper Sauce.

Sheepshead With Drawn Butter

Clean a medium sized fish, rub with salt and pepper, steam for an hour, take up carefully, garnish with parsley and lemon, and serve with Drawn-Butter Sauce.

Sheepshead With Parsley Sauce

Cook the prepared and cleaned fish in salted and acidulated water to cover, drain, and serve with Parsley Sauce.

Sheepshead A La Bahama

Prepare and clean a large sheepshead and remove the fins. Score deeply to the bone on both sides and put into a buttered fish-pan with a chopped onion, a small bunch of parsley, four sliced tomatoes, and four chopped chilli peppers. Add salt and pepper to season, one cupful of Catawba wine, and enough white stock to cover. Cover with a buttered paper and boil until done. Drain, strain the liquid through a coarse sieve, and add enough stock to make the required quantity of sauce. Thicken with flour cooked in butter, take from the fire, add two tablespoonfuls of butter, a teaspoonful of minced parsley, and the juice of half a lemon. Cover the fish with broiled tomatoes, pour the sauce around, and serve.

Sheepshead A La Birmingham

Prepare and clean a large sheepshead and put into a buttered fish-pan with four tablespoonfuls of butter, a bunch of parsley, a shredded green pepper, a chopped onion, six peeled and sliced tomatoes, two cupfuls each of white wine and water, and salt and paprika to season. Simmer until the fish is done, drain, and keep warm. Strain the liquid and thicken with flour browned in butter. Pour over the fish and serve with rice and baked green peppers.