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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)
4 bayleaves
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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