Cut two kinds of fish into slices; season with salt. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, 2 sprigs of parsley, 2 sprigs of thyme and 2 bay-leaves very fine. Add a pinch of pepper. Roll the fish in the spice. Then fry 2 sliced onions in butter; add 1 cup of tomatoes, the juice of a lemon and 2 cups of water. Let boil up. Add the fish and let boil until done. Remove the fish to a platter. Add a cup of white wine to the Sauce and 1 tablespoonful of sugar. Boil up and pour over the fish. Serve with toast.
Dishes & Beverages of the Old South, by Martha McCulloch Williams (Year 1913)