Fried Mackerel

Fry three slices of salt pork, and add to the fat a teaspoonful of Worcestershire Sauce. Fry in this fresh mackerel, dredged with flour. Season with melted butter. The mackerel may be dipped in beaten egg before it is dipped in flour.

Fried Salt Mackerel

Soak all day in cold water, changing the water every two hours. In the morning drain, wipe dry, roll in flour and fry in melted butter. Serve with melted butter and parsley.

Mackerel A La Havraise

Clean the fish, take out the backbone and put into a baking-pan. To each mackerel add four tablespoonfuls of butter, two tablespoonfuls of chopped shallots, and salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg to season. Add two cupfuls of white wine, cover and cook slowly for thirty minutes. Take up the fish, thicken the sauce with a tablespoonful each of butter and flour cooked together, and boil for five minutes. Take from the fire, add the yolks of three eggs beaten with a cupful of cream, season with lemon-juice and minced parsley, pour over the fish, and serve.

Spanish Mackerel A La Castillane

Open a Spanish mackerel, take out most of the backbone, season with salt and pepper, and stuff with seasoned crumbs. Put into a buttered baking-dish with two sliced onions, a bunch of parsley, half a cupful of Sherry, and two cupfuls of white stock. Cover with a buttered paper and cook for half an hour in the oven, basting as needed. Take up the fish, strain the sauce and thicken with butter and flour cooked together. Season with lemon-juice and anchovy paste, add a tablespoonful of butter, pour over the fish, and serve.

Spanish Mackerel A L' Espagnol

Put a cleaned Spanish mackerel in a buttered pan with one cupful each of wine and white stock. Season with salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg, add a bunch of parsley, and a clove of garlic, cover with buttered paper, and simmer for forty minutes. Take up the fish, thicken the sauce with browned flour, season with lemon-juice and melted butter, pour over the fish, and serve.

Spanish Mackerel A La Nassau

Clean and gash a large mackerel. Put in a buttered dish with salt, pepper, half a dozen peeled and sliced tomatoes, two wineglassfuls of white wine and half a cupful of water. Add two sliced and parboiled onions, a tablespoonful of minced parsley, and half a cupful of mushrooms. Add two tablespoonfuls of butter, cover with buttered paper, and bake for half an hour, basting as needed. Take out the fish and add enough stock to make the required quantity of sauce. Thicken with a tablespoonful each of butter and flour cooked together, pour over the fish, cover with crumbs, dot with butter, and bake brown. Squeeze lemon-juice over and serve.

Spanish Mackerel A La Venitienne

Put the cleaned mackerel into a baking-pan with salt, pepper, grated onion, grated nutmeg, minced parsley, a tablespoonful of butter and half a cupful each of white wine and white stock. Cover with a buttered paper and cook for forty minutes, basting as needed. Take out the fish and add two cupfuls of white stock to the sauce. Bring to the boil, take from the fire, thicken with the yolks of four eggs and add two tablespoonfuls of butter, two tablespoonfuls of minced parsley, and the juice of a lemon. Pour over the fish and serve.