Ab. 1420 A.D.
Crabbe or Lopster boiled
-Take a crabbe or a lopster, and stop him in þe vente witℏ on̄ of hire clees, and setℏ him in water, and no salt; or elles stoppe him in þe same maner, and cast him in an̄ oven̄, and bake him, and serue him fortℏ colde. And his sauce is vinegre.
Boiled Crab or Lobster
-Take a crab or a lobster, and stop him in the vent(opening) with one of her claws, and boil him in water (with no salt); or else stop him in the same manner, and cast him in an oven and bake him and serve him forth cold. And his sauce is vinegar.