Fresh Herrings in Amalfi Lemon

Fresh Herrings in Amalfi Lemon

Preparation time: 30 minutes plus marinating


455g (16oz) herring fillets, fresh or defrosted
6 lemons, preferably Amalfi or Sicilian
Sea salt and crushed black peppercorns
4 bay leaves
200ml (7 fl oz) olive oil


  1. Cut the fish fillets into three pieces. Arrange with the bay leaves in a single layer in a large shallow dish and squeeze the juice of 5 of the lemons over the top. Thinly slice the remaining lemon and set aside.
  2. Season then cover loosely with cling film, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  3. Remove the fish from the marinade and transfer to a serving dish. Pour over the olive oil and garnish with the remaining thinly sliced lemon.
  4. Serve as a starter with fresh foccacia.

Serves 4