Grilled herrings with mustard & basil dressing

Grilled herrings with mustard & basil dressing

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 6 mins - 8 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Herring flesh has a delicate flavour that works well with many fresh herbs, particularly basil

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal258
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 4 x 75g/3oz herring fillets or 4 x 225g/8oz herrings, gutted
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • large bunch basil, roughly torn
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 lemon, grated zest and juice
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat grill to its highest setting. Rinse the fish under running cold water to dislodge any loose scales. Brush with a little of the oil and season lightly. Grill for 6-8 mins, or until cooked; the eye should be white, the skin well browned and the flesh firm and opaque.

  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: whisk the mustard, basil, honey, lemon zest and juice and remaining oil together in a small bowl, and season. Once the fish is cooked, spoon the dressing over and serve.

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Comments, questions and tips

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ruby07
18th Jun, 2009
3.05
Couldn't get Herring so I used Mackerel, the mackerel turning out very well. I put slightly less that 1 tbls of Mustard in the dressing and I still felt it was overpowering. Served this with cous cous, I might try this again but possible with a Dijon Mustard.

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