Ireland Fish Food Ideas
Traditional Irish Potted Herrings Recipe
This recipe for Potted Herrings is from the late 19th Century and is named after the way in which the herrings were cooked.
8 cleaned and descaled herrings, top and tailed.
Sea Salt (or ordinary salt if unavailable)
1 Sliced onion
1 teaspoon pickling spice
Vinegar and water mixed
Pre-heat the oven to 325F. Rub the herrings in the salt then place in a baking dish/tray. Top with the bayleaves and some sliced onion, then sprinkle with the pickling spice. Pour enough vinegar & water to cover the fish.
Cover the dish and bake for 30-45 minutes until the fish is completely cooked through. Remove from oven and allow fish to cool (whilst still in liquid).
Serve cold with warm crusty bread.
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