Kipper Kedgeree

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 26-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy Peasy
Recipe by: Seafish

Kedgeree is a great traditional dish – here’s a version made with kippers


  • 450g kippers
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cardamon pods, lightly crushed
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 350g basmati rice
  • 600ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

The method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Wrap the kipper fillets and bay leaves in some foil and place on a baking tray in the oven. Bake for about 8 minutes until cooked through. Take out of the oven, discard the bay leaves and flake the fish.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion gently for 5 minutes until soft. Add the cardamom pods, turmeric, curry powder and cinnamon stick, and cook for a further 1 minute or so.
  3. Add the rice and stock and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the cinnamon stick from the rice. Add the kippers and chopped parsley and cook for a few more minutes to warm through.
  5. Serve topped with the eggs and garnished with more parsley.

Recipe courtesy of Fish is the Dish. See more recipes at

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