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Aromatic Herring

Seafish This recipe for Aromatic Herring comes from Seafish -

Established in 1981 the Sea Fish Industry Authority, known as Seafish, works across all sectors of the UK seafood industry to promote good quality, sustainable seafood. Its research and projects are aimed at raising standards, improving efficiency and ensuring that the industry develops in a viable way.

Seafish delivers expert knowledge, skills and support which help the UK seafood industry secure a sustainable and profitable future. It is the UK’s only cross-industry seafood body working with fishermen, processors, wholesalers, seafood farmers, fish friers, caterers, retailers and the import / export trade.

Ingredients for Aromatic Herring

4 whole herring, cleaned and heads removed
4 x 15ml spoon (4 tablespoons) oil
2 x 15ml spoon (2 tablespoons) coriander seeds
2 x 10ml spoon (2 dessertspoons) cumin seeds
1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) whole black peppercorns

How to make Aromatic Herring

  • Preheat the barbecue or grill.
  • Wash and pat dry the fish, brush with oil.
  • Lightly crush the coriander, cumin and peppercorns together. Roll herrings in the spice mix.
  • Cook for 10 minutes each side on a low heat.
  • Serve with a salad, bread and relish.


This recipe is suitable for any oil-rich fish such as herring, mackerel, or sardines. If preferred choose from a selection of prepared spice mixes available from your supermarket.

Serves 4





Reproduced with the permission of Seafish -