Belfast Potted Herring

Belfast Potted Herring

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy Peasy
Recipe by: Ewing’s Seafoods

A simple and classic herring dish from Northern Ireland


  • 12 Ardglass herring, butterflied
  • Non-brewed condiment malt vinegar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 12 all spice berries
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paxo golden breadcrumbs

The method

  1. Roll herrings from the head towards the tail. Tightly pack the rolled herring in an ovenproof oven dish.
  2. Pour over the vinegar and sprinkle over the raw onion.
  3. Sprinkle on the all spice berries.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover in the breadcrumbs and bake at 180° for 25 minutes or until golden.

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