Have you tried... Herring?

In the 1800s, boats from around the British Isles would use Ardglass harbour as a base, whilst following fish on their seasonal migration. The herring fishery is still active, but ring and drift nets have now been replaced by specialist trawlers. Herring is a really great option, as stocks in the Irish Sea are healthy and fishing levels are well within sustainable levels. Herring is a delicious, flavourful fish, often cured in salt or smoked, or served as kippers! It’s also similar to mackerel, which makes it a great substitute for mackerel recipes! To find out what you can make with herring, explore these mackerel recipes, and simply replace with herring.

Herring & Baked Sweet Potato

Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 50 Mins
Skill Level: Easy
Serves 2
  • 2 smoked herring fillets, flaked
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes (or regular potatoes if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Small bunch of dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • 4 tbsp. fat-free plain yoghurt
  • Pinch of paprika, plus extra to garnish
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 handfuls of mixed leaves, to serve
Herring & Baked Sweet Potato
  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. Brush the potatoes with the oil and bake for 40-50 minutes, until tender and soft.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients (except the mixed leaves) together and season well with black pepper. Pile into the baked sweet potato, sprinkling with extra paprika and serving with the mixed leaves.

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