Clean and cut a shad into large slices; sprinkle with salt, pepper and ginger. Put on to boil with 1 sliced onion, 1 bay-leaf, a few cloves, 2 sprigs of parsley and 1/2 cup of vinegar. When done, remove the fish to a platter; add 1/2 cup of raisins, 1 tablespoonful of butter, 1/2 cup of pounded almonds, 1 glass of wine, 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Let boil until done and pour over the fish. Garnish with sliced lemon and sprigs of parsley and serve cold.
Dishes & Beverages of the Old South, by Martha McCulloch Williams (Year 1913)