"Fish Piquant - A Marvelous Addition To Your Fish Recipes..."

FISH PIQUANT

Boil the fish whole in water seasoned well with onion, celery, salt, red pepper, and a tiny bit of garlic.

When tender, drain, and put on a platter.

Mix a lump of butter the size of an egg with three tablespoonfuls of flour, then add the juice of one or two lemons (according to size).

The lemon is the "Piquant".

–adjective1. agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor; pleasantly biting or tart: a piquant aspic.2. agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive: a piquant glance.3. of an interestingly provocative or lively character: a piquant wit.4. Archaic. sharp or stinging, esp. to the feelings.[Origin: 1515–25; < F: lit., pricking (see pique1, -ant); r. pickante < It piccante]

Stir into this three cupfuls of the water in which the fish was boiled, put back on the stove, and stir until thickened.

Remove from the fire, pour over the well-beaten yolks of two eggs, add some cut up pickles and olives, pour over the fish, and garnish with parsley or celery tops.


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