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Red Herring Recipes - Always using Anchor Smokehouse Red Herrings

Red Herrings are a very traditional 14th Century wholesome and tasty way to enjoy smoked herrings - Anchor Smokehouse are not only pleased to offer traditional oak-smoked Red Herrings but also some tasty Red Herring recipes for you to try.

Simple Red Herring Dinner

Two or three Anchor Red Herrings
1 Small Red Onion
New Potatoes
Lightly dressed salad garnish

Soak the Anchor Red Herrings in water for about an hour to remove excess salt and rehydrate the fillets

During this time put the new potatoes on to boil and them simmer, seasoning to taste

Chop the onion into small pieces

Once soaked, wipe the herrings to remove any surface excess salts and split them down the back.

Either grill them for a few minutes, or shallow fry them or even poach them in a little milk

Place the split herrings onto a serving dish, put a little butter on them, sprinkle with chopped onion and the drizzle with a little vinegar.

Serve with the new potatoes and salad garnish, for an inexpensive savoury dish.

Sautéed Anchor Red Herrings

2 -3 Anchor Red Herrings
Olive Oil or similar
Chopped Garlic Clove
2 small onions chopped
1 pepper chopped
Tomato sauce,
Sprinkle of Basil, Thyme, and Ginger
Lemon Zest (optional)

Either Cooked Pasta or serve with Crackers

Place the Anchor Red Herrings into boiling water and simmer for 20 minutes to remove excess salts.

Drain the fish and rinse with cool water.

Take a sauté pan, heat a little bit of oil, add some chopped garlic, onions, and the chopped pepper.

Once soft add some tomato sauce to taste and add the Herbs and lemon zest.

Add your Red Herrings and continue to sauté for a few minutes.

If going for the Pasta option - toss with the just cooked pasta and serve or simply serve with crackers as a delicious snack

Tip - If serving with Crackers why not also try our Anchor Smoked Mackerel Pate or Anchor Smoked Salmon Pate - delicious

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