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Baked Halibut


  • 2-pound slice of halibut
  • 6 or 8 thin slices of fat salt pork
  • 1 onion
  • bay leaf
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a few grains cayenne
  • cracker crumbs
  • pimento
  • bacon


Wipe the halibut. Arrange the fat salt pork in bottom of dripping pan, slice the onion thinly over pork, add a bit of bay leaf and arrange halibut over onion. Spread halibut evenly with a butter paste made of the butter worked to a cream with the flour. Season with the salt and cayenne. Over butter paste sprinkle thickly-buttered cracker crumbs, and arrange alternately strips of pimento and thin slices of bacon over crumbs. Cover with a buttered paper and bake slowly one hour in a moderate oven. Remove paper the last fifteen minutes of cooking to brown the crumbs and bacon delicately. Remove to hot serving platter and garnish with shredded potatoes, sliced lemon and parsley.


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Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners (1913).

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