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Grilled herrings with mustard & basil dressing

Grilled herrings with mustard & basil dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal258
fat22g
saturates3g
carbs2g
sugars1g
fibre1g
protein14g
low insalt0.54g
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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
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 lemon , grated zest and juice

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

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