Fried Pike - I

Prepare and clean the fish, and cut into pieces suitable for serving. Fry brown in butter, add to the butter a teaspoonful of anchovy essence, a bit of ginger root, a grating of nutmeg, salt and pepper to season, and enough Claret to cover. Simmer until tender, add the juice of an orange and a teaspoonful of butter. Serve with sauce poured over the fish.

Fried Pike - II

Clean the fish and cut it into pieces suitable for serving. Dip in egg and crumbs and fry in oil.

Fried Pike A La Hollandaise

Clean the fish and cut it into steaks. Soak for two hours in a marinade of oil and lemon-juice, seasoning with pepper, salt, minced parsley, and grated nutmeg. Drain, dip in flour, fry in lard, and serve with Hollandaise Sauce.

Boiled Pike With Melted Butter

Boil the fish with a bunch of parsley in salted and acidulated water to cover. Serve with melted butter, seasoned with salt, pepper, grated nutmeg, and lemon-juice.

Boiled Pike With Caper Sauce

Prepare and clean a fish, put into a fish-kettle, and simmer for forty minutes in court-bouillon to cover. Serve with Caper Sauce.

Boiled Pike With Horseradish Sauce

Boil a large fish in salted and acidulated water with a bunch of parsley. Cook together two tablespoonfuls each of butter and flour, add three cupfuls of cream, and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper, add two tablespoonfuls of butter and three tablespoonfuls of freshly grated horseradish. Pour over the fish, and serve.

Boiled Pike With Egg Sauce

Put the cleaned fish into a fish-kettle and cover with cold water. Add half a cupful of vinegar, a teaspoonful each of cloves and pepper-corns, a bay-leaf, half a lemon sliced, and a tablespoonful of salt. Boil until the fins pull off easily, take up and skin the fish carefully. Pour over an Egg Sauce made with a portion of the liquid in which the fish was cooked.

Boiled Pike A La Dubois

Prepare and clean the fish and cook it in equal parts of white wine and water, adding minced carrots and celery, sweet herbs and parsley, half a dozen pepper-corns, and salt to season. Cook together one tablespoonful each of butter and flour, add two cupfuls of the liquid and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add a teaspoonful of Worcestershire Sauce and two tablespoonfuls of butter. Pour over the fish and serve.

Baked Pike - I

Clean a four-pound pike and put into a buttered baking-pan with enough hot water to keep from burning. Score the upper side deeply, cover with chopped salt pork, sprinkle with salt and pepper and dredge with flour. Bake for half an hour, basting as required. Serve with any preferred sauce.

Baked Pike - II

Put the cleaned fish into a buttered baking-dish with two onions sliced, two bay-leaves, pepper and salt to season, and one cupful of sour cream. Rub the fish with butter, sprinkle thickly with bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese, and bake until brown. Pour the liquid remaining in the pan around the fish and serve.