Strasbourg Harring / Mackerel
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Strasbourg Harring / Mackerel

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Serves 4

An exquisite family winter-traditional in the region of Bruges Belgium. For some reason it refers to the French city of Strasbourg. For those who love smoked harring or mackerel...

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  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 knob of butter
  • Fillet of 2 smoked harrings (smoked mackerel as an alternative)
  • 4 big potatoes
  • Fresh mayonnaise


    1. Boil the potatoes until almost tender, poor off the boiling water and cool down. Then slice the potatoes, about 1/2cm thick.
    2. Preheat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 5.
    3. Chop the parsley and onion into small pieces and keep aside.
    4. Flake the smoked harring fillets into small pieces.
    5. Rob the sides of a large oven-proof bowl with the knob of butter. We prefer glass to see the layers of fish...
    6. Arrange a layer of potatoes in the bowl. Add a thin layer of parsley and onion. Arrange a layer of harring.
    7. Repeat the last step until... and end with a layer of potatoes topped with the remaining onion and parsley.
    8. Put in the oven for about half an hour.
    9. Serve with fresh mayonnaise a dry white wine or prosecco and enjoy!

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21st Dec, 2009
Wouldn't it be stupid not to rate this myself? Enjoy!
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