Jamie Oliver

Pickled herrings

Pickled herrings

Serves 4
Cooks In10 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    255
    13%
  • Fat
    16.4g
    23%
  • Saturates
    4.7g
    24%
  • Protein
    15g
    30%
  • Carbs
    11.6g
    4%
  • Sugars
    11.1g
    12%
  • Salt
    1.7g
    28%
  • Fibre
    0.5g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Recipe From

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By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 4 large (about 80g each) or 8 small pickled herrings , from sustainable sources
  • 1 x 150 ml tub of soured cream
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives (30g)
  • 1 small red onion , peeled and very finely chopped
  • fish roe , optional
  • 1 lemon
  • dill flowers , optional
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By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Lay 1 or 2 herrings in the middle of each plate and spoon a few dollops of soured cream over each one.
  2. Finely chop and top with a big handful of chives. Peel, finely chop and sprinkle over the onion, and add a small spoonful of fish roe (if using) – you can buy this in a lot of supermarkets these days.
  3. Finely grate some lemon zest over each portion, and garnish with some dill flowers, if you have them. Serve next to some buttered slices of rye bread, with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over.

Tips

Good supermarkets here should stock pickled herrings, as will good fishmongers if you give them a few days’ notice. You can also get them really easily from mail order/online stockists like totallyswedish.com. They will sit happily in your fridge, begging to be used as a fabulous starter, or as a main course with new potatoes and a simple green salad. I urge you to give them a try.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    255
    13%
  • Fat
    16.4g
    23%
  • Saturates
    4.7g
    24%
  • Protein
    15g
    30%
  • Carbs
    11.6g
    4%
  • Sugars
    11.1g
    12%
  • Salt
    1.7g
    28%
  • Fibre
    0.5g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake