Boiled Speckled Trout

Course : Fish
Serves: 1
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4 fillets speckled trout -- cleaned
3 Cup water -- boiling
1 medium Onion tops
1 teaspoon thyme
1 piece bay leaf
10 whole cloves
24 pieces allspice -- mashed fine
1 pieces lemon peel -- small piece
1 pieces red pepper pod

Preparation / Directions:

Clean and wash fish thoroughly, score with an "S" on back, wrap twine around the body of the fish to secure it, but never tie in a cloth. To the boiling water add onion tops, thyme, bay leaf, cloves, allspice, lemon peel and red pepper. Let boil thoroughly for about 10 minutes, then slip fish in carefully so as to avoid breaking (verbatim in old recipe). Let cook another 10 minutes and remove from water. Drain, lay on a platter, sprinkle thickly with minced parsley and serve with drawn butter sauce. Source: FISHES and FISHING IN LOUISIANA p54 Recipe date: 11/30/87

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