Recipe: Baked Salt Mackerel

When the MACKEREL have soaked over night, put them in a pan and pour on boiling water enough to cover. Let them stand a couple of minutes, then drain them off, and put them in the pan with a few lumps of butter; pour on a half teacupful of sweet cream, or rich milk, and a little pepper; set in the oven and let it bake a little until brown.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)