TO BOIL PRAWNS  The complete houfe – kepper And profeffef cook. Mary Smith 1772

WASH them clean, have ready a fauce-pan with boiling water, put in youi prawns with a handful of fait, and two flices of lemon, let them boil fifteen minutes, dram them on a fieve, and fet them to cool; lay a handful of parfley in a China dish, and lay your prawns in two rows upon it, one  row above another, ’till your difhi is full Serve them up r a fecond courfe